Hereford is the county town of Herefordshire and lies only about 16 miles east of the border with Wales. The city has a population of roughly 58,900 people and is most famous for its 12th century cathedral and the breed of cattle which hails from the local area.
The city and local area are also well known for the production of cider and beer, and Bulmers cider, which includes the brands of Strongbow and Woodpecker are a major local employer, along with Weston's Cider and Wye Valley Brewery who also employ staff in the city. 14.9% of all employment in the local area still comes from manufacturing with Painters Brothers, a manufacturer of galvanised steel towers, and Cargill Meats Europe providing significant employment in the sector. The Public Administration, Education, and Health sector is also a major contributor to employment levels in the area, with Herefordshire Council employing 6,300 staff in the city, and NHS Herefordshire employing 1,000 staff members making both of them major employers in the city.
With their specialist knowledge of both the local area and the major employers and local industries, the aid of specialist recruitment agencies is crucial to either finding employment in Hereford, or advertising for a particular role.