The town of Glenrothes is located in Fife in the east of Scotland. The town has a population of over 38,000 people, making it Fifes third largest settlement.
Manufacturing accounts for around 20% of employment in Glenrothes, with paper manufacturing companies being amongst the towns main employers. Tullis Russell is Glenrothes largest paper manufacturer and has occupied its current site for over 200 years.
A range of high-tech industrial firms are based in Glenrothes, many of which specialise in electronics manufacturing. Over 1,000 people work in the electronics sector in the town, with Brand Rex, a fibre optic cabling manufacturer, being one of the main employers in this sector. The hydraulics manufacturer, Bosch Rexroth, the roof windows manufacturer, Velux, and Fife Joinery Manufacturing Limited are also based in the town and may advertise their vacancies through recruitment agencies.
Wholesale and retail distribution jobs account for around 15% of all jobs in Glenrothes, with the Kingdom Shopping Centre contributing to the employment of retail staff. Service industries also add to Glenrothes economy, with Balgeddie House Hotel and Balbirnie House Hotel being amongst the main hotel operators in the area.
A vast array of public service authorities are located in Glenrothes, contributing to its status as Fifes administrative capital. Fife Council is one of the main public sector employers, having based its headquarters in the town centre. Fife Constabulary, HM Revenue and Customs, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Adam Smith College are also present in the town.
In 2012, Glenrothes average weekly salary for full-time workers was £453.30 and its unemployment rate was 9.2%.