Greenwich is a town in south-east London, which is noted for its maritime history, as well as being the namesake of Greenwich Mean Time. It is home to several tourist attractions which are key to employment in the area, such as The Cutty Sark, Eltham Palace, The O2 Arena, The National Maritime Museum, The Royal Observatory, and the Royal Naval Collage.
It has a population of around 245,000, which is expected to rise by around 21% over the next decade due to plans to construct 18,000 new homes in the area. The current employment rate stands at 67.8% which is pretty much on a par with the average figures for London. Weekly gross pay averages £532.8, and full-time hourly pay averages £14.26.
Recruitment agencies regularly advertise employment opportunities in the town, mainly across the top employment sectors of public administration, including education and health (38%), finance, IT, distribution, tourism, and banking. Almost 40% of the towns inhabitants are employed by the public sector, whilst the areas high number of high street retail outlets provide a steady source of jobs.
Major employers of staff in the area include the local council, the University, Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust.