Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands that encompasses the city of Leicester, as well as towns including Loughborough, Market Harborough and Hinckley. Local recruitment agencies will aim to support the county's labour market by placing candidates into permanent, temporary or contract jobs.
The county has a population of almost one million people and has a relatively low level of unemployment in comparison to both the rest of the Midlands and the national average. The clothing company Next is one of Leicestershire's largest employers, with their head offices and design centre based in Enderby. Similarly, the clothing arm of Asda, George's design centre is found in Lutterworth.
Food manufacturing and processing is also an important sector, with United Biscuit's distribution centre based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and one of their biscuit factories in Wigston. Additionally, there are over 15 Indian food manufacturers located in Leicester alone. In fact, over 15% of all employment in the county can be accounted for by manufacturing, a figure much higher than the national average.
To make the most of any job search in Leicestershire, it is best to use the specialist knowledge of recruitment agencies who know the area and will be aware of any staff vacancies that top employers have.
You can find Leicestershire recruitment agencies by using the search below.