Located just 60 miles outside of London, Hampshire is a popular destination for businesses and the largest county within the South East of England (3,679km). The area is home to more than 1.75 million people and these are based across notable cities / towns including Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester.
The highest number of staff in the county can be found within the health sector, followed by the retail, education, manufacturing, business and technical industries. Other prominent job sectors include accommodation, finance, construction and the arts. The weekly average salary for all full time workers in the county was £553, higher than the UK average of £506.
The New Forest attracts a large number of visitors every year, along with the port cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, so the tourism industry is a significant employer. The Royal Navy and the shipping industries offer positions to those interested in working in and around the busy ports. Speaking to recruitment agencies in the area will give job seekers the best chance to connect with the right employers.
Hampshire forms a large part of the Home Counties and due to it's close proximity to the UK capital, has become a favoured hub for commuters. Much of London can be reached within a one hour journey and so many candidates choose to live in commuter towns such as Basingstoke, Farnborough and Gosport.
Fareham, a market town situated near Portsmouth Harbour, is another popular residence for candidates. As well as London transport links, Fareham is a centre for manufacturing and employs 37K workers in the town; this is only behind retail and the public sector. Other leading fields of work include the aviation sector, as National Air Traffic Services, Eaton Aerospace and Meggitt Avionics are all based here and employ more than 500 workers each. The area also supports the county's tourism efforts, with attractions such as Westbury Manor Museum, Portchester Castle and nearby Titchfield Abbey contributing towards Hampshire's annual tourism income of nearly £3 billion.
If you need staffing solutions in the Hampshire region, then the recruitment agencies listed on this page can help get you started.