By Marcus Leach

Thai firm Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI) have created 1,000 jobs at the former Corus steel plant in Redcar.

The plant had mothballed in 2010 when a contract fell through, costing 1,600 workers their jobs, but is now set to be back up and running later this year.

10,000 people are expected to apply for the jobs on offer.

"All of the vacancies will be added gradually over the coming weeks to our website and all external applicants must apply directly via our website," an SSI spokesman said.

"To help deal with the anticipated number of applicants we have also recruited additional HR resource.

"JobCentre Plus have also provided us with a team to be based in Steel House.

"We expect that our first interviews will commence in early September.

"This is a very exciting time for us at SSI as we take an important step towards the start up of the steel making operations.

"We are expecting a great deal of interest from potential applicants for the variety of positions we require."

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