The county of North Yorkshire lies in the north-east of England, and Northallerton is its county town. It is home to an abundance of picturesque beauty spots like the famous Dales and Moors, as well as a number of large towns and cities such as Harrogate, Scarborough, and York.
Employment industries of note include agriculture, power generation, mineral extraction, technology, services, and tourism. The economy is currently fairly healthy, with an unemployment rate of just 2.7%. The median gross weekly earnings for a full-time male member of staff are £517.50, with the female equivalent averaging £421.40. 37.3% of North Yorkshire residents possess a NVQ 4 qualification or above, which is 5% higher than the 2009 national average, and almost 9% higher than the regional average.
Major employers in the county include a number of breweries: Theakston, Samuel Smith, Roosters, John Smiths, Black Sheep, and Copper Dragon. Other companies include Costcutter, Econ Engineering, Europa Aircraft, Kwik Save, Severfield-Rower, Hintons, Whitby Seafoods Ltd, Skipton Business Finance, and Barkers of
Job-seekers looking to further their careers in the hospitality industry in particular can turn to online recruitment agencies for help. There is also an abundance of job vacancies in the financial and legal sectors, making North Yorkshire an excellent place to live and work.