In the county of Hertfordshire in the East of England, you'll find the town of Hemel Hempstead. Situated just 24 miles from London, it's a popular place to live for commuters, and is home to around 89,000 inhabitants. It's a relatively new town which lies in the Borough of Dacorum, and is notorious for its Magic Roundabout, which permits traffic to travel round it in both directions.
Hemel Hempstead is home to some of the largest industrial and business areas in Hertfordshire, with hundreds of large companies basing their headquarters in the area. There are also four industrial estates in the area that are considered to be prime business locations.
The current unemployment rate stands at 3.4%, and the average worker in full-time employment makes £546.50 per week. Since 1980, the towns services sector has risen steadily, shifting away from the previously-dominating manufacturing industry.
Today, it has one of the UK's strongest R&D facilities, and many of its other industries like financial services, telecommunications, IT and computing, and pharmaceuticals are also experiencing rapid growth. Hundreds of staff are employed by big companies like Kodak, Fuji Film, Freeserve, Dixons, BT, HSBC, Epson, and Du Pont, and you will regularly find employment opportunities advertised by recruitment agencies.