Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council have welcomed the news that over 500 jobs were created in the sub region in July 2013.
Lib Dems are particularly pleased that most of the new jobs are in engineering, technology and manufacturing, including a forecast of 40 new posts with CPI in Redcar.
Also welcome is the news that unemployment in the area fell during July and is now at its lowest rate since autumn 2011.
Lib Dem Council Group Leader Glyn Nightingale said:
“This is excellent news and shows that the similarly good figures for April, May and June were no flash in the pan.
“The recovery is clearly under way, although there is a long way to go. Jobs are the only thing that can really regenerate an area.
“Lib Dem influence in Government means that we are giving employers £2000 cash back on the tax they pay on their employees. This is a real incentive to create the jobs that Redcar & Cleveland needs.”