Mid Glamorgan is a historic county of Wales that encompasses such areas as Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend and Caerphilly. Although it was abolished as an administrative area in 1996, Mid Glamorgan is considered a 'preserved county of Wales' and has a population of over 400K people.
The leading areas for job opportunities in the county tend to lie in the authorities of Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil. Bridgend is a town in redevelopment and with the exception of Cardiff, has seen the largest population growth in Wales since the turn of the Millennium. As a result of this expansion, the local construction and manufacturing industry has received a boost and employs more than 10K workers. Ford is one of the largest single employers of manufacturing staff in the area and around 2000 professionals are based in it's Waterton engine plant. Other strong sectors in Bridgend include IT and technology, with CGI (formerly Logica) employing nearly 1000 members of staff across three sites in the town. One of these sites is on the Bridgend Science Park, a Mid Glamorgan hub for technical businesses.
Outside of Bridgend, An office opened recently by the Welsh Assembly in Merthyr Tydfil provided a number of new public sector jobs in the area. Merthyr Tydfil's also the location of a major contact centre operated by the mobile phone network T-Mobile. Jobs have also been created by the construction of the Dragon International Film Studios in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The project is located on the site of an open cast mine, around five miles from the town of Bridgend, and includes TV studios, editing suites and film studios.
If you're looking for employment solutions in the area, recruitment agencies based in Mid Glamorgan can offer local knowledge and expertise to place candidates into jobs within this former county of South Wales.