One of Birmingham's biggest employers is offering more than 120 jobs to redundant MG Rover workers.
And ex-Longbridge employees are also being invited to retrain as financial advisers with an American stockbroking firm.
Highways and civil engineering specialist Atkins is looking for recruits with technical and engineering experience for jobs within the West Midlands and further afield.
More than 70 jobs are vacant at Atkins' city centre headquarters and the firm is offering retraining for candidates with the right skills.
Atkins is part of a consortium shortlisted by Birmingham City Council for a £2 billion, 25-year, roads and street lighting maintenance and management contract.
The company employs about 900 people in the city centre has been in Birmingham for 25 years.
Birmingham Forward chief executive Simon Murphy said a large number of companies have notified the organisation of vacancies and added: "They have found that there are large numbers of former MG Rover workers with the commitment and skills to work in Birmingham's rapidly growing professional services sector." David Robinson of Atkins said the jobs on offer were high-quality, well-paid technical posts.
"These are not temporary contracts or minimum wage jobs. They are skilled and professional positions," he said.
" We are looking for mechanical engineers, process engineers and plant engineers as well as other construction and technical positions. "
Details of the jobs available and application forms can be found on Atkins' website, atkinsglobal.com/careers.
Meanwhile, financial services company Edward Jones said it could offer work to former MG Rover employees prepared to retrain as " investment representatives".
Jones operates thousands of small high street stock broker and financial advice offices through the USA and has successfully expanded in the British market in recent years and now has a number of outlets in and around Birmingham.
Tim Kirley, head of UK operations, said the company was looking to grow further as an increasing number of people seek financial advice as they plan for retirement.
Jones offers a 23-week training programme and says recruits do not need to have previous experience in the finance field.
"They come from all walks of life and join us at all ages," said Mr Kirley. "We are looking for confident, professional and ethical people who have an entrepreneurial spirit, who thrive on working independently and who value the importance of helping clients with their financial health."
For more information call 0121 427 7990 or log on to their website which can be found at edwardjonesopportunity.com