Lincolnshire is a county situated in the east of England that was historically an agricultural heartland. The second largest English county, has suffered less than many parts of the country during the recent recession, with figures estimating the county's economy was worth £10bn in 2012.
However, despite this, a lack of major cities means that it is still among the weakest performing areas in the country. Recruitment agencies are, however, working hard to find staff employment in the traditional strongholds of agriculture and spin-off industries such as packaging and sales.
The quality and quantity of land in the region ensures Lincolnshire is one of the most important counties in the UK in terms of providing food for the rest of the country. Staff will also find employment in the tourism industry, with the coastline generating opportunities in this sector. The presence of agriculture and the tourism industry does, however, mean that there is a seasonal nature to employment in the county with unemployment often rising in the winter months.
As well as agriculture and tourism, 20% of the firms employing 200 or more in Lincolnshire are in the retail or banking and finance sector. So recruitment agencies are also likely to be able to find staff employment in these areas.
Unemployment fell from 3.8% in January 2010 to 3.2% during 2012 and remains below both the national median. The average full-time weekly earnings for Lincolnshire is £ 474.00, £32 below national earnings levels.