West Sussex is a county in the south of the UK that covers areas including Crawley, Worthing and Chichester. Although it doesn't border London, West Sussex is generally considered one of the home counties and the local economy benefits from this proximity to the capital. Local recruitment covers a varied range of sectors and agencies will aim to fill permanent, temporary and contracts jobs across the county.
Recruitment agencies in West Sussex are typically found within the county's only city of Chichester and within the towns of Littlehampton and Worthing. The A27 runs through much of West Sussex and this makes recruiters in these areas easily accessible. Horsham and Crawley, which also have a healthy mix of multi-sector and specialist employment firms, are based to the north of the county and are connected by the Arun Valley Rail Line.
There are 411,300 people with jobs in West Sussex, resulting in an employment rate of 78.9%. The proportion of those who are self employed in the county is nearly 4% higher than the UK average, with a figure of 79,200. Weekly earnings will depend on the role that a candidate is employed in, however the average median pay for West Sussex is £552.70.
West Sussex is home to Gatwick Airport, three major railway lines and the M23, meaning that transport plays a key role in local employment. Gatwick Airport is responsible for 23,000 jobs, while it also supports 13,000 Logistics jobs locally. This may include Import / Export Clerks and Distribution Managers. Tourism is also an important part of the West Sussex job market, thanks to attractions such as Chichester Harbour and The Novium Museum. Tourism annually contributes over £200 million to the local economy and employs over 7K people. The Finance, Pharmaceutical and Care sectors are also important fields for hiring opportunities.