Yorkshire and the Humber covers an area of more than 54,000 square metres and has a population of over five million people. The region covers most of the county of Yorkshire and some of northern Lincolnshire.
Over 270,000 businesses operate in the region, which has an economy of more than £80 billion and is home to major cities including Sheffield, Leeds and Bradford. Yorkshire and the Humber is the UK's biggest food producer and is home to companies including Coca-Cola, Nestle, Warburtons, Asda-Walmart, and Allied Breweries.
Historically the area is associated with coal-mining, although only a handful now remain. The region is home to over 1,600 metal component manufacturers - stainless steel was invented in Sheffield in 1912 - who employ upwards of 170,000 people, while the aerospace industry has over 5,000 staff. Alongside engineering, healthcare is another significant employer, with 10,000 staff working in bioscience alone. Leeds is second only to London as the UK's biggest legal and financial centre and employs around 111,000 staff.
Yorkshire and the Humber's shipping, tourism and transport industries also offer a wealth of employment options and the region has many recruitment agencies who specialise in matching job-seekers with the industry of their choice.