Recruitment Agencies in Harlow, Essex, East Anglia

The town of Harlow is a challenging area for work and local recruitment agencies are largely responsible for addressing the high level of unemployment. Despite this, the Essex based town is subject to a number of redevelopment projects and recruiters in Harlow will aim to support these by finding staff for permanent, temporary or contract positions.

What is the economy like in Harlow?

Harlow is considered a 'new town' and was developed as a means to tackle the high population of London after World War II. The town has struggled to establish itself economically however and the unemployment figure exceeds the UK average. Salaries are also typically low and jobs in Harlow command some of the lowest earnings in the London commuter belt.

Strong industries for recruitment

It was initially thought that the town would be a hub for industrial jobs, however traditional industries have seen a significant decline. Recruitment is still fairly common in the field though and around 10% of jobs in Harlow are within manufacturing or similarly skilled professions. Many of these positions will be found within The Pinnacles and Templefields industrial parks.

Retail has superseded technically skilled sectors, with more than 20% of the local labour market now employed in this or a wholesale role. The majority of retail businesses are located in Harlow town centre, however a recruitment agency will also serve vacancies within other shopping hubs such as The Harvey Centre, Queensgate Centre and The Water Gardens.

There are nearly 800 businesses within the fields of banking, finance and insurance, making this the largest area for local employment. This is closely followed by the public sector where over a quarter of the population is employed. Some of the most prominent employers in this respect include the The Princess Alexandra Hospital and Harlow College.

Recruitment agencies in Harlow

There is a concentration of recruitment agencies in Harlow town centre, however the majority of these tend to be multi-sector recruiters. Due to the strength of the local retail sector, many of the approaches by clients are to fill part-time or seasonal jobs. Additionally, proximity to the UK capital means that agencies may work to place commuting candidates into vacancies outside of the district. Find recruitment agencies in Harlow by using the search box below.

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  • Recruiting expert staff across the Finance, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Secretarial, Administrative and Consulting sectors, our specialist Commercial Division at Berry Recruitment is a trusted extension of businesses throughout the UK. From SMEs to blue chip nationals, our friendly consultants are committed to delivering unbeatable customer service when supplying personnel for all permanent, temporary or contract Commercial roles.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • The Driving Division at Berry Recruitment specialises in recruiting Logistics and Transport professionals through an honest and professional service. We recruit document / qualification checked candidates for all categories of driving vacancies including 7.5 Tonne, 3.5 Tonne, HGV, LGV, ADR and van driver roles. We hold FTA accreditation and have played an important role in the development of the FTA's Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • At Extrastaff our aim is to be the number one national high street specialist in the supply and management of temporary driving and industrial personnel. Formed in 2003 we now operate from 12 locations with a turnover in excess of £18m and have won various awards including Best UK Logistics Agency in 2009
    Coverage London & Home Counties/ South East England
    • 28 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • Through an ever growing reputation and solutions built around the needs of our clients, Berry Recruitment are effective industrial recruiters within areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. We can supply candidates to fit all of your requirements including day, night and shift work as required.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY
  • From head chefs to food service assistants, Berry Catering provide solutions for all levels of permanent and temporary catering vacancies in the UK. Consultants within our specialist division are experts within Catering / Hospitality and ensure that candidates have any required food hygiene certificates before being recommended to clients. We currently supply catering staff to many of the country's largest sporting, events and catering venues
    Coverage UK wide
    • 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY

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