Fife, in Eastern Scotland is the third largest local authority in Scotland by population which stands at about 360,00. The three largest cities are Dunfermline, Glenrothes, and Kirkcaldy which play host to almost a third of the area's population. Fife is also home to the historic town of St Andrews, famous for golf, the ancient University, and stunning coastal setting.
79% of all employment in Fife can be found in the service industries with 32.4% accounted for by the Public Administration, Education, and Health sector, 22.4% provided by Distribution, Hotels, and Restaurants, and 13.6% in Finance and IT. BSKYB, Amazon, and HBOS all provide employment in the area as well as Bosch Rexroth who provide jobs in hydraulics manufacturing, Raytheon, and Velux the roof and windows manufacturer. As such 12.5% of Fife's employment comes from the manufacturing industry.
Recent statistics show that 4% of the working population claim Job Seeker's Allowance, making it about on par with the rest of Scotland and the UK. In uncertain economic times especially it is best to rely on specialist recruitment agencies to help find employment opportunities in the area, as well as to seek out the best candidates for any job openings there may be.