The region of South Humberside used to be a postal county that was originally part of north Lincolnshire. It includes the towns of Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Brigg and Scunthorpe.
This area of England has suffered with high unemployment in recent years, but its fishing and food industries still make it one of the most economically self-sufficient areas in the British Isles. The towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes are often referred to as 'Greater Grimsby', and the area is home to over 500 food-based companies. Located on the Humber estuary, the area benefits from the wealth a busy port generates, and the commercial power of nearby Hull provides several more opportunities for employment in the area.
According to official statistics from Nomis, this area of north east Lincolnshire is blighted by unemployment. The number of people claiming job seeker's allowance stood at well over six percent in January of 2013 - almost double the national average. A huge percentage of local residents work in either food processing, manufacturing or industries related to the area's shipping capabilities.
Recruitment agencies in the area are often advertising manual jobs in processing, but there is also a selection of high quality clerical staff vacancies in the area as well. The local councils in the region are trying to attract a wider range of employers by setting up a series of enterprise parks, so the future employment prospects in South Humberside look positive.