Recruitment Agencies in Luton, Bedfordshire, Home Counties

With a population of over 200K people, Luton is the largest settlement within the South East county of Bedfordshire. The town is located 30 miles from London and surrounded by Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard. Excluding the latter, this is collectively known as the Luton / Dunstable Urban Area. Luton recruitment agencies are in high demand to fill vacancies both in the town and neighbouring areas.

Economic overview and salaries

The Luton labour market is made up of over 80K employees and this contributes towards an unemployment figure of around 3.5%. This is slightly greater than Leighton Buzzard, but comparatively less than the majority of nearby towns. The area also performs well in relation to advertised salaries, with average earnings typically exceeding £30K.

Key industries and employers

The administration, retail, health and public sectors employ over half of the local workforce. Luton Borough Council is the largest employer and more than 8000 people work for this unitary authority. Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS and the University of Bedfordshire are other significant employers in the area.

London Luton Airport has seen other noteworthy employers such as EasyJet and Monarch Airlines base their headquarters locally. Nearby Leighton Buzzard further supports the local aviation industry and is home to B/E Aerospace.

Before closing in 2002, a Vauxhall Motors plant provided more than 30K jobs to the area, establishing the town as a leader in car manufacturing and engineering. The headquarters are still situated here, located less than five miles from Luton Airport Parkway Station. Other local firms in this field include Hayward Taylor, IBC Vehicles Limited and Ultra Precision Engineering, all of which supply business to nearby Dunstable and Hitchin. Furthermore, Dunstable is home to Magna Seating, a multinational manufacturer that works in conjunction with Vauxhall.

Where to find recruitment agencies in Luton

The majority of recruitment agencies that cover Luton, Leighton Buzzard and adjoining towns are multi-sector recruiters. They tend to be based within Luton town centre, however there are agencies situated near outer villages such as Hightown and Wigmore. Specialist staffing firms are less prominent, but can be found on estates including Capability Green and Basepoint Business and Innovation Centre.

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  • Scintillant Life Sciences is exclusively focused to the identification, evaluation and placement of key scientists within the Life Sciences sector in the UK and Europe. With over 40 years' commercial and scientific experience in Life Sciences, the agency has an intricate understanding of the sector.
    Coverage UK & Europe
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • LinkPoint Resources has a recruitment solution tailored for you. With dedicated teams covering both permanent and contract personnel over numerous sectors and industries, you can be sure that we will source the best possible candidate, allowing you to capitalise on your time. We have a thorough screening process to ensure we find the perfect match for your needs.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • IT Recruit UK is a specialist Information Technology recruitment agency that has the technical expertise and the recruitment knowledge to offer a service that is both personal and professional.
    Coverage We recruit nationally across the UK
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • At Extrastaff our aim is to be the number one national high street specialist in the supply and management of temporary driving and industrial personnel. Formed in 2003 we now operate from 12 locations with a turnover in excess of £18m and have won various awards including Best UK Logistics Agency in 2009
    Coverage London & Home Counties/ South East England
    • 8-10 Church Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4RU
  • Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 4th floor, AW House, 6 - 8 Stuart Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2SJ

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