South Glamorgan, which includes the Welsh capital Cardiff, is no longer an administrative unit, but is one of the principality's "preserved counties". In Cardiff itself and the surrounding area there are a number of recruitment agencies which help local employers fill vacancies among their staff.
One of the biggest employment sectors in the area is distribution, hotels and restaurants. This has grown because of Cardiff's popularity as a tourist destination. It is estimated as many as one in every five members of the area's workforce hold jobs in this sector.
Thousands of people are also employed as members of staff by the independent television production industry which is represented by more than 600 companies.
More employment looks set to be created by the BBC's decision to build new studios at Cardiff Bay where drama productions will be filmed.
The finance and business services industry is also strongly represented among South Glamorgan's economically active community. This reflects Cardiff's position as the principality's financial and business centre.
The retail sector is also a major employer in South Glamorgan as evidenced by the large number of jobs created when John Lewis recently opened a new state of the art store in central Cardiff