The county of Devon is located in the South West of England and takes its name from "Dumnonia". This was the Latin translation for the name of the Celtic tribe who lived there, known as the "Dumnonii" or "deep valley dwellers". It is home to around 1.1 million people and is the third largest county in England, with an area of 6,707 square kilometres.
The public sector, finance and IT, construction and transport sectors offer employment seekers a wide range of options related to potential jobs in the area. Data collected in 2008 showed 3.6% of the county's economy came from agricultural activity, which was quadruple the national average. Local food and artisan production are also growing industries.
The county attracts more than six million visitors every year to locations such as the Jurassic Coast, the English Riviera and Dartmoor national park. This ensures that tourism - with a revenue of £1.2 billion annually - is one of the major employers of staff in the county, with over 82,000 people employed in the industry.
Manufacturing is another significant employer and recruitment agencies can be a valuable resource to businesses and staff looking for new opportunities in this or other sectors.