Lanarkshire is a county in the central Lowlands of Scotland which includes the towns and urban centres of Glasgow, Motherwell, Lanark, Hamilton, Blantyre, and Wishaw. The area's main industry used to be coal mining, and the are experienced a coal boom until the beginning of the twentieth century. The last coal mine in the region closed in 1983, bringing an end to the area's main industry and form of employment.
Lanarkshire is now predominately a service industry, in line with the rest of the country's employment trends. Manufacturing remains important, however, and there are higher rates of employment in this sector than across the UK at large. In Glasgow, shipbuilding was once a major employer, and the legacy of this manufacturing history can be seen in the number of manufacturing firms which continue to be headquartered in the city, employing large numbers of staff. These include, among others, Aggreko, Firebrand Games, British Polar Engines, and Albion Motors. In Motherwell, the Whisky distillery of William Grant & Sons provides significant employment, and in Bellshill Virgin Media is a major employer with a staff of over 800 people.
In order to get the best overview of job opportunities in the area it is best to utilise the local knowledge of specialist recruitment agencies. Most employees in the area will advertise through such agencies, thereby increasing their chances of finding the best and most suitable candidate for any positions they have open.