Wyred up for job growth

Wyre’s employment figures increased 3.8% in 2010, a total of 1,300 extra jobs in the borough, despite a fall in job numbers across the country overall. The increase has appeared in the private sector.

Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Council, said "This is great news not just for Wyre but for the whole of Lancashire. And it's a testament to our approach and the hard work and determination of local businesses, who have had to adapt to survive in a difficult economic climate.

"Wyre Council's successful collaboration with businesses, Wyred Up, has had a significant impact on the borough's economy. We bring together all Wyre’s support partners for business development, employment, skills and training and facilitate inter trading.”