Grays is a town located in the East of England and is the largest in Thurrock. Latest census data shows that Grays is populated by more than 40,000 people and its close proximity to the M25 motorway makes it a target for employers and recruitment agencies looking to hire staff. Neighboured by Purfleet and Ockendon, Grays is situated just north of the River Thames and its recruitment agencies work with employers to find candidates for a range of vacancies and contracts.
Agencies in Grays recruit for permanent and temporary positions throughout the spectrum of job sectors. There are agencies that supply staff to the NHS via the Government Procurement Service as well as sectors including Construction. Other agencies help employers recruit staff for an abundance of sectors, including Legal, Manufacturing and Engineering.
There are particular wards within Grays that have encouraging rates of employment. According to the official labour statistics page, Grays Thurrock has an employment rate of 72.6%. Grays Riverside meanwhile, is even higher, at 73.9%. Of course, these figures rise further when only those who are economically active are taken into account.
Business in Grays is booming and the town is heavily linked to industries in the Port of London, given how close it is to the River Thames. French industrial company Lafarge has a presence in the town, and Vopak also uses the port. NuStar Energy is an independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators, and the company has a terminal in Grays.
With Grays Shopping Centre, employers have many Retail roles available, which is a popular career in the town, where employment opportunities are plentiful. Hanover, which is a national provider of retirement housing, has a regional office in Grays, with Estate Manager opportunities advertised.