Forfar textiles firm Don & Low has told hundreds of employees their jobs are at risk in a devastating blow to the Angus economy.
Tayside has been dealt a major jobs blow as supermarket giant Morrisons confirmed plans to axe dozens of jobs at a potato packing facility in Carnoustie.
More than 70% of large firms in Tayside and Fife pay men more than women.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a £4.9 million grant for a manufacturing campus that will create 100 jobs in Angus today.
Bank of Scotland branches in Angus and Fife are to shut as part of Lloyds Banking Group's plans to close 49 branches.