The town of Hammersmith is located in London, England. It stands amongst west London's main employment centres, being home to the offices of a range of multinational companies.
The focal point of Hammersmith is its commercial centre, the Broadway Centre, in which a shopping centre and office complex are located. To the west of the Broadway Centre is King Street, Hammersmith's main shopping street. King Street contains the King's Mall shopping centre and many small shops, all of which provide retail sector jobs.
The majority of Hammersmith's office activity can be found along Hammersmith Road and in an office complex called the Ark. The offices of Disney, LOreal, Coca-Cold, AOL UK, US Airways, Universal Music Group and Sony Ericsson can be found here. CE Europe, which is a subsidiary of the Japanese video game developer and publisher, also has its head office in the town and is a major employer of IT professionals.
Public sector jobs are mainly found within the NHS, with Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital being two of the main employment providers. Recruitment agencies often advertise positions in the sector.
Hammersmith's residents are known for having a good standard of general education, with almost 80% having a qualification at NVQ Level 2 or above. Just over 70% have qualifications at NVQ Level 3 or above and nearly 60% have qualifications at NVQ Level 4 or above.
Full-time staff in Hammersmith can expect to earn an average of £695 a week, which is considerably higher than the Great Britain average of £508 a week. The unemployment rate in Hammersmith stands at 8.4%, which is lower than that for the rest of London.