With a population of just over 200K people, Luton is the largest town within the South East county of Bedfordshire. Due to it's proximity to London (about 30 miles), Luton is a popular location for employers and candidates alike, meaning that recruitment agencies are often in high demand across the town.
Luton's labour market is made up of over 80K employees, with around a third of this number working in part-time jobs. The highest proportion of staff are located in the ward of South (28K), however Wigmore (11K), Dallow (7K) and Challney (7K) are also prominent areas for recruitment.
The administration, retail and public sectors encompass the highest number of jobs in the town, with over half of the local workforce being employed in these fields. Luton is also home to London Luton Airport, one of the largest airports in the UK, and this has seen noteworthy employers such as EasyJet and Monarch Airlines base their headquarters locally. In addition to these, Vauxhall Motors have their main offices in the town and this historically made Luton a strong centre for the automotive and car manufacturing sectors.
Luton offers some of the highest earnings in the UK, with average advertised salaries exceeding £30K. This is largely due to it's location in relation to London however average pay is lower than nearby Milton Keynes, Bedford and Daventry.
Use the list of Luton recruitment agencies below to help find local employment solutions within this Bedfordshire county.