The county of Bedfordshire is located in the East of the UK and is made up of the districts of Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford. The area is home to over 617,000 people and local recruitment agencies will aim to place the working population into permanent, temporary or contract job opportunities.
Luton is the most heavily populated town in the county and has the highest number of Bedfordshire based agencies. The main concentration is found within close proximity to the A505 and just a short distance from Luton Town Hall. Bedford meanwhile, situated close to the River Great Ouse, is the county town and also has an abundance of employment firms. The majority of local agencies offer recruiting expertise across multiple sectors, however there are also specialist agencies within areas such as Sales, Industrial and Healthcare. Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade and Dunstable are also popular areas for Bedfordshire recruitment.
The three Bedfordshire districts share an average employment rate of 75.3%, with Bedford having the highest single figure of 79.6%. Central Bedfordshire however, has the highest percentage of self employed workers in the county. The median weekly earnings for full-time staff in Bedfordshire is £507.
Bedfordshire has a diverse economy, with industries such as IT and Logistics seeing particular growth in employment opportunities. Cranfield University Technology Park is a hub for innovation and houses more than 60 business within the Digital, Science and Engineering sectors. This provides jobs for professionals such as Web Designers, Systems Engineers and IT Developers. Elsewhere, well known employers such as Autoglass, UltraVision and Whitbread base themselves in the county, as do the Kier Group and Jordans Cereals - the latter being based in Sandy and Biggleswade.