Situated within the East Anglian county of Essex, Basildon is a heavily developed industrial town whose administrative borough encompasses Wickford and Billericay. The town was initially developed to ease London's growing population, and due to being located just 30 miles away from the UK capital, is still a popular destination for city commuters.
The Borough of Basildon has a population of 180K and provides more than 80K jobs to local inhabitants. The majority of these positions are found within the primary town of Basildon itself, however recruitment agencies are also in demand across Wickford, South Benfleet and nearby Thurrock. Unemployment within the town is greater than the national average and more than 1% greater than the county average. Despite this, the area is still looked upon favourably by professionals and is regarded as one of the most affordable places to live for London commuters.
Basildon has a strong industrial history and is home to a number of recognisable employers such as Selex ES, Ford and AVL Powertrain Engineering. This has resulted in much of the local labour force being employed in light industry.Retail also has a significant effect on the Basildon economy and more than 20% are employed in the sector. The Westgate and Eastgate Shopping Parks are both large suppliers of jobs, with the latter housing over 100 retailers including Debenhams, Next and H&M.
Public services employ the largest proportion of staff in the town and nearly 20K people work for health or education organisations. The Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital employs 4,500 people alone, while there are more than 60 secondary schools within a 10 mile radius.
Recruitment agencies in Basildon
Staffing agencies in Basildon will try to apply their knowledge of local industries to deliver quality solutions to candidates and clients alike. There is a high concentration of firms based within the town centre and in walking distance of the main train station. The majority of these agencies are multi-sector services, however there are firms that specialise in a particular field including that of driving, security and education.
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