Crewe is a town in the Cheshire countryside about 35 miles south of the major city of Manchester. The town has a prodigious history as a railway town and is home to the historic Crewe Works, an engineering facility which manufactures railway cars and locomotives. Although now predominately a service based economy, Crewe is also reliant on manufacturing to provide much of the area's employment, a fact which may be indicative of the area's economic history.
14.9% of the working population in Crewe and the local area are employed in the manufacturing industry, a figure considerably higher than the national average of 10.2% and higher even than that of the regional average in the North West. Despite the purchase of Crewe Works by Bombardier Transportation and the ensuing redundancies which took place, it still plays a major part in the town's economy, employing a considerable staff. One of the main employers is Bentley Motors who maintain a car factory on Pym's Lane. With a staff of about 3,500 it is a cornerstone of Crewe's economy and provides much of the area's employment.
Public Administration, Health, and Education services account for 24.4% of the area's employment, much of which will be accounted for by the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University. Whichever sector a job seeker is searching for a position within it is advisable to use the services of a specialist recruitment agency. Many employers in the area will advertise any staff openings via such recruitment agencies as a way to ensure they are reaching the most appropriate and qualified candidates.