Norfolk is an East Anglian county that includes the settlements of Norwich, Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Thetford. The county is one of the most heavily populated in the UK and recruitment agencies in the area will aim to place staff into permanent, temp and contract job opportunities.
The county town of Norwich has the most recruitment agencies in Norfolk, predominantly concentrated in the city centre. As well as the high number of multi-sector employment firms, there are also agencies that specialise in industries such as Legal, Construction and Hospitality. Great Yarmouth recruiters are typically located close to the Yare River, while agencies in Thetford are found mainly around the Market Place area.
Norfolk has an employment figure of 74.7% and this equates to a workforce of 409,800 (as of 2014-2015). 65,400 people are considered self-employed and this makes up 11.5% of the workforce. The median weekly earnings for a job in Norfolk is £473, with South Norfolk staff having the highest pay of £490.
Due to attractions such as The Broads, Cromer Beach and Great Yarmouth Beach, Norfolk has a strong Tourism Sector that supports more than 59,000 local jobs. Seasonality however, plays a significant role in Tourism employment. This also applies to the Catering and Hospitality sectors, where temporary and part-time hires for Chefs, Bar Staff and Kitchen Porters are highest during summer months. Jobs in Retail, the Public Sector and Agriculture are also more common than other areas of the UK.