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 that the area's economy is worth around £10bn
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.
Lincolnshire is home to a number of notable cities and towns including Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Boston and Spalding. Spalding is a large market town in the South Holland district and makes up around 3% of the county's overall ceremonial population. The majority of the local workforce is employed in manufacturing, food and transport jobs, and this is largely supported by a number of leading business including Bakkavor, Guttridge and Uniq PLC. Agriculture is another significant industry in the town and the Tulip Parade attracted between 40K-100K tourists to Spalding every year, until it ended in 2013.
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 the agriculture and 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 / finance sector. So recruitment agencies are also likely to be able to find staff for jobs 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. You can look through the agencies below to find local agencies that can help you in your area.