Brighton is a large seaside resort in East Sussex on the south coast of England. Forming the majority of the City of Brighton and Hove, which had a population of 273,369 in the 2011 Census (an increase of 10.3% on the figure a decade prior), Brighton is a cosmopolitan destination - sometimes colloquially called 'London by the Sea', known for its arts, food, and nightlife scenes - and recruitment agencies exist to staff these, as well as other more conventional industries.
Brighton's recruitment industry
Many recruitment agencies in Brighton are located around West Street / Queens Road - which runs from the A259 / Kingsway on the seafront, up towards the railway station. This page provides a handy reference for anyone looking for a local agency - whether you represent an employer recruiting staff, or you are a candidate looking for a new job. Brighton's recruitment agencies cover all types of vacancy - from permanent appointments to part-time, temporary, and contract roles - so you can be sure that you will find what you are looking for.
Employment in the Queen of Watering Places
As the nickname coined by the poet Horace Smith might suggest, Brighton is home to a multitude of bars and eating establishments - with more than 400 restaurants. Per-capita this is more than anywhere else in the UK outside of London. Correspondingly, the 2011 Census showed that 6.5% (9143) of workers in Brighton and Hove were in employment in the Accommodation and Food Service Sector as opposed to 5.6% for England and Wales as a whole.
The largest private employer in Brighton is American Express - which has its 38,000sq ft European Service Centre on Edward Street, Carlton Hill - with around 3,000 people employed there. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Brighton is renowned as an incubator of small businesses - with many of its residents displaying a high degree of entrepreneurial spirit. Recruitment agencies assist with this process by helping startups to hire the perfect people for the jobs they create.
In keeping with its progressive and youthful image, Brighton is also home to a large number of employers in the Digital and Media sectors - with larger firms including the likes of Madgex (a supplier of job board technology), iCrossing (a digital marketing agency), and Bright Interactive (software development). Whilst many firms in the digital sector are small, agencies are perfectly-placed to help them find the right staff.