Defence contractor Lockheed Martin doubles workforce
18 December 2013 Last updated at 15:31 GMT
There has been a big fall in unemployment in the east, which already had the UK's lowest jobless rate.
The total stood at 176,000 in the three months to October - down 35,000 on the previous quarter, a rate of 5.6%.
Defence contractor Lockheed Martin is among the large companies which have been recruiting strongly.
In three years, the workforce at Ampthill in Bedfordshire has doubled to 900, mostly specialist engineers.