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Mayor Unveils 12 Month Jobs Plan for Former SSI Site at Newly Named Teesworks

Steel News - Published on Wed, 29 Jul 2020

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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has set out his plan for jobs at the former Redcar steelworks site, a plan that will see almost 400 jobs created and almost GBP 400 million worth of investment over the next 12 months. Throwing the doors open to the newly-named Teesworks site, Mayor Houchen announced a host of new contracts which will go out for tender in the coming weeks, and he is urging businesses across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool to bid for the work in order to create good quality local jobs for local people. Over the next 12 months, 19 separate demolitions will take place and 18 individual contracts will go out for tender, creating 390 jobs, 39 of which will be for apprentices. In total, 775 jobs will be created through these investments, which will total GBP 393 million.

In a further bid to support local businesses, Mayor Houchen worked with Middlesbrough-based Better brand agency to develop the new Teesworks brand, established to appeal to both international investors and local workers in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, and a new site entrance will also be built by the end of the year. Mayor Houchen said: “My 12-month plan for the former steelworks is a plan for local people and local businesses to create jobs, jobs and more jobs. Due to the sheer scale of the site, the numbers are huge and there is nothing like this anywhere else in the UK. More than 200 local jobs have already been created on the site, but this is just the beginning. Over the next year, we will go on to create hundreds more real jobs for real people in our communities. We own the land, we have the keys, the diggers are in place and we are getting on with the job we promised to the former steelworkers, some of which are already back on site in new jobs.”

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 29 Jul 2020
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