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LLEP Board member Emma Anderson appears on The Sunday Politics to discuss the gender pay gap.

LLEP Board member and Freeths director Emma Anderson appeared on the BBC's Sunday Politics East Midlands last week to discuss the gender pay gap. Although...

Hankuk Carbon opens first European office at MIRA Technology Park

The move marks a commitment from the manufacturer to strengthen ties with automotive OEMs across Europe, as well as further develop links within the sports,...

Leicestershire online flooring retailer hits £35m turnover

A national online flooring retailer, which has its headquarters in Leicestershire, has hit £35 million turnover for the first time. UK Flooring Direct, which is...

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A few facts about employment in our area

60,000

higher education students attend the region's three universities

14.6%

of the population of Leicester is aged 18-24 (against a national average of 8.7%)

41,000

people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries

68%

of the population of Leicester is of working age (against a national average of 62.8%)

70.8%

employee growth in the professional, scientific and technical sectors 2011-2017 - an increase of 17,000 workers