Market Harborough with its population of around 20,000 lies within Leicestershire's Harborough district. The popular market town has a number of recruitment agencies to help people find suitable employment in the area.
Jobs are provided by a number of well known companies including Abtec Network Systems. This was established in 1991 and is one of Leicestershire's oldest information technology firms.
Employment is also provided by CDS Global. This company is owned by the Hearst Corporation, publishers of magazines for women such as Cosmopolitan, and magazines for men such as Esquire.
However, a large number of jobs in Market Harborough are in companies and organisations with fewer than 10 employees.
Managers and Senior Officials make up 20 per cent of the Market Harborough workforce with Associate Professional and Technical staff making up 12.3 per cent.
Professional staff form 11.9 per cent of the economically active community in the town while those holding administrative and secretarial positions represent 12 per cent of the workforce.
The field of skilled trades accounts for 11.8 per cent of Market Harborough's economically active community.
Just over 11 per cent of the Market Harborough workforce are employed in elementary occupations while 8.3 per cent work as process plant and machine operatives.
A total of 12.6 per cent work in personal services, sales and customer services.