Angus is district in the east coast of Scotland, bordering Dundee City, Kinross, Perth, and Aberdeenshire. It was originally a county (that was known as Forfarshore until 1928), but was made a district within the Tayside region in 1975. The 2,180 square kilometre area is home to around 120,000 inhabitants spread across seven burghs: Brechin, Arbroath, Forfar, Montrose, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir, and Monifieth.
The region has a dynamic business culture, and there are number of key employment sectors which are active within the county, such as agriculture, fishing, tourism, manufacturing, and engineering.
Employers who hire the most staff in the region include GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals) who are based in Montrose, NHS Tayside, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aviva, HBOS, BT, and Angus Council. 27% of the workforce are employed in public administration/education/ health; 24% in distribution, hotels and restaurants, and 21% in manufacturing. The median gross annual wage is £17,714, and unemployment rates remain steady despite relatively high recent immigration to the area.
A good proportion of Angus' workforce commutes to jobs in nearby Dundee and Aberdeen. However, thanks to innovative marketing, forward-thinking management, and the advances of 21st century technology, recruitment agencies believe that the region's businesses are at the forefront of a number of sectors, and have a great deal to offer jobseekers in the area.