A regional daily is offering to publish free job adverts as part of a campaign to boost employment opportunities across the area.
The Teesside Gazette has launched its Love Your Job campaign to celebrate job creation and help increase the number of opportunities on offer.
As part of the initiative, it is offering free lineage ads of up to 12 words to anyone advertising in its recruitment pages.
The free adverts will be published in the paper’s jobs section each Wednesday will also appear on the Fish4Jobs website free of charge.
The campaign also aims to focus on how people can make the most of their careers and highlight stories about people who have landed their dream jobs.
Gazette editor Chris Styles said: “It is important that we celebrate success on Teesside and there are many people who are fulfilling their ambitions in a career to be proud of.
“We want to highlight these stories to inspire others to do the same.
“It could come from someone getting their first job to reaching the pinnacle of their career.
“Creating the best possible opportunities and letting people know there are terrific careers on Teesside is vital to the prosperity of our region.
“The Gazette is proud to work with our leading employers to showcase this.”
The campaign has been backed by businesses on Teesside, including Stockton-based car parts maker Nifco, steel firm SSI and PD Ports.
Prof Paul Croney, Teesside University’s vice-chancellor and chief executive said: “We fully support the Gazette’s initiative, and will do anything we can to help.
“Unemployment on Teesside has just fallen for the third consecutive month, so there is a strong foundation for growth.
“The university has a hard-won reputation for its relationship with industry, and we know from our work with the Gazette on the Teesside Business Awards that they place a high priority on business excellence, so Love Your Job has every chance of being a great success.”