Ealing is a town and borough in Greater London, and lies just 12 miles from The City, making it a popular location for commuters to live. Historically, it was part of the County of Middlesex, and has rapidly expanded in population and size since the early 1900s. It is now a significant retail and commercial centre with a thriving economy.
The largest employers in the area are the tourism and public sectors, with 30% of locals working in public administration, health, and education. Thanks to Ealing's position in the West London area, there are plenty of large businesses offering employment, such as Hammersmith, Charing Cross, and Acton hospitals, two universities, and Cisco Systems. The local media industry is also on the rise, with leading names like the BBC, Harper-Collins, Walt Disney, JC Decaux and BSkyB employing thousands of staff.
The average household income in Ealing is £36,000, and whilst the area's unemployment rate is slightly higher than the London average, local initiatives like the Ealing Business Partnership are working hard to raise occupancy rates for the borough's business premises, and make the area more attractive to a diverse range of businesses.
As the UK continues to make steps to overcome the current economic climate, recruitment agencies anticipate a number of new jobs being created in the town.