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Next Stop Darlington - 700 to Find Work

13 February 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 
International construction, engineering and facilities firm Amec which has its headquarters at Lingfield Point, in Darlington is to expand operations and is looking to add 700 jobs. Amec already employs 400 in the region.

The company has declared that it wants to take on staff to meet an expanding order book. According to The Northern Echo, Amec wants supervisors, welders and pipe fitters for jobs in Teesside's chemical industry - and the wider region.

Amec will create 1,300 jobs this year alone in the UK – with an additional 200 in Scotland and 400 elsewhere.

The company is particularly strong in China, UAE, the US and Brazil. Amec's engineering division provides technical support to clients around the world and works with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority at Sellafield.

It is rumoured that the company will bid £1.9billion to secureUS oil and gas specialist Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler also has offices in the North-East – Middlesbrough - and employs 13,000 in 30 countries.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 13 February 2014

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