Sharing a border with Hertfordshire, Harlow is a town located in the western part of Essex. As well as being part of the London commuter belt, Harlow benefits from the M11 which passes through the town, giving its 81,000+ inhabitants great commuting links. The town itself has a healthy scattering of recruitment agencies that work with employers to hire candidates.
A high concentration of agencies in Harlow can be found between the A1025 and Fourth Avenue. However, some are further afield in the Bush Fair, Great Parndon and Hare Street areas of the town. With contract, temporary and permanent positions available, Harlow houses some recruitment agencies that focus on specialist sectors. Healthcare is one such sector. Other agencies meanwhile recruit for a number of areas, with Industrial, Driving and Catering applicants sought after.
Wages in Harlow are at an encouraging level. The median salary for full-time employees in the town is in excess of £28,000. The rate of employment also paints the picture of an active workforce. According to official statistics, the rate stands at 69.7% of the total population which rises even higher when just those who are economically active are counted.
Harlow is home to a number of industries that are looking to hire staff and are helped by recruiters. Raytheon, which specialises in Defence, has premises in the town and is a key supplier for the Ministry of Defence. With 61,000 staff members employed throughout the world, the company is vastly experienced at developing electronic systems and software.
The Pharmaceutical industry is well represented in Harlow with the presence of Glaxosmithkline. This science-led global healthcare company employs approximately 16,000 people in the UK and Harlow is one of 18 sites on these shores, providing employment opportunities in Harlow.