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Welsh Unemployment at Record Low of 2.9% 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰

New figures show jobs market ‘in fine form’ as unemployment drops in Wales Unemployment in Wales has fallen to a record low of 2.9% in October to December, compared with 3.8% for the UK. During this period there were 45,000 people looking for work, 14,000 fewer than the previous three months. Responding to the latest official labour market statistics, Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Director of IoD Wales, said: “The UK jobs market ended last year in fine form with employment up by 0.5% to 74.4% in Wales with unemployment down to 2.9% , but 2020 may be more challenging for employers.
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Lidl are looking to expand their distribution centre in Bridgend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💼📰

Lidl looking to expand in Wales... Lidl GB has acquired land next to its distribution centre in Bridgend and is planning to extend it to more than 36,000 sq metres, significantly increasing its capacity. Simon Hedderman, Regional Director at Lidl GB, said:  “We first opened our warehouse here in Bridgend in 2004, servicing Lidl stores across Wales. In this time we have experienced considerable growth, with more customers shopping in our stores than ever before. “In addition to providing new state-of-the-art facilities for our colleagues, the extension will enable us to expand and strengthen our operations across Wales, whilst creating
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