Covering towns such as Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans and Stevenage, the southern county of Hertfordshire has a population of 1,119,800 and is the thirteenth most populated county in the UK. The multi-faceted economy that the county possesses means that employment is common across a range of industries and recruitment agencies in Hertfordshire will fill a diverse variety of job vacancies.
Hertfordshire based recruiters are typically found in the county's main settlements. The county town of Hertford, based besides the A414, is home to a mixture of employment firms that operate in sectors including Printing, Engineering and Childcare. Watford is one of the largest local boroughs and has arguably the greatest concentration of agencies. These are predominantly based in close proximity to Watford high street and Watford Junction. Victoria Street in St Albans is also a popular location for recruitment agencies in Hertfordshire, as is the River Gade area in Hemel Hempstead.
Hertfordshire has an employment rate of 79.2%, with 595,100 people of the economically active population being in work. Permanent, temporary and contract positions are common while more than 86,000 people are self employed. Earnings will vary depending on the position, however the median gross weekly pay for the county is £614.10.
The first commercial airliner was created in Hatfield, and this helped establish the area as a strong centre for Aviation. This site however, is now home to the University of Hertfordshire and Hatfield Business Park. The business park houses firms such as EE, BAE and Computacentre and provides jobs in IT and Telecommunications amongst others. The Financial and Business Services employs just under 30% of the working population and this includes professionals such as Auditors and Credit Controllers. Retail and the Public Sector recruit more than 38% of the Hertfordshire workforce collectively, while the local Construction sector provides more hiring opportunities on average than the majority of the UK.