The county town of Kent, south-east England, Maidstone had a population of 155,143 in the 2011 Census. Set on the River Medway, Maidstone has a rich history, and its location on the M20 motorway, just 20 miles east of the M25, ensures that it has strong connections with the capital.
Due to the strength of industry in Maidstone and the south-east, recruitment agencies are in high demand in the area - covering all manner of hiring requirements, from permanent to temporary and contract positions. Whether you represent an employer looking for new recruits, or a candidate looking for a new job, this page is a quick and simple way to find a recruitment agency that fits your requirements. The search box below allows you to enter the details of your vacancy and find an expert in your area.
The parliamentary constituency of Maidstone and the Weald reported unemployment of 2.5% in April 2013 - considerably lower than the UK average of 3.8%, and pointing to a strong jobs market for anyone seeking employment. With London Victoria reachable from Maidstone East railway station in slightly under an hour, Maidstone also remains a strong choice with commuters - which has further strengthened the economy in the area.
A major area for employment in the Maidstone area is the Construction Industry - accounting for 10.6% (8,308) of jobs in the area according to the 2011 Census. This was 2.9% higher than the average for England and Wales that year. Employment in Maidstone displays a largely even spread across different industries - with a tendency towards the national averages.