More work needed in the North East to provide growth and jobs

Posted on the 15 February 2017

More work needed in the North East to provide growth and jobs

Commenting on today’s employment figures, Nigel Mills, Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, said: “While the employment picture looks positive nationally, there is clearly more work needed in the North East to provide growth and jobs. Almost all growth in new jobs comes from a tiny fraction of companies and around a third of them come from high-growth scale-ups. To tackle the North East’s employment problems Government at all levels and private businesses need to work together to address the issues that prevent more of our companies from expanding.”