The town of Loughborough lies within Leicestershire's Charnwood Borough. Recruitment agencies in Loughborough itself and the nearby city of Leicester help local employers find suitable staff to fill vacancies.
The town's biggest employer is Loughborough University which has fared well in a number of university league tables.
Loughborough College which offers both further education and vocational courses is also a large employer, providing jobs for around 900 people.
Further education jobs are provided at the Royal National Institute for the Blind College which has a formal partnership arrangement with Loughborough College. Its purpose is to cater for people aged between 16 and 25 with a range of disabilities who take courses geared towards the individual goals they wish to achieve.
Another notable employer in Loughborough is the Brush Traction Engineering Works which manufactures railway engines.
Additional employment was provided in the town when the Rushes Shopping Centre opened and jobs are also likely to be created with the development of a major new project around the town's railway station called "The Eastern Gateway". This will include both a new road and housing.