Poplar in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets was traditionally linked to the London docks. The area is multicultural and has a wide demographic range, with relatively high levels of unemployment despite a plenitude of employment opportunities in the immediate area.
With the area's close proximity to London's Docklands and therefore the financial centre of Canary Wharf, it should come as no surprise that many of the area's top employers can be found there. Finance, is in fact, one of the top employment sectors in the area, with the major banks with headquarters in the area accounting for a significant amount of employment. Barclay's, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and HSBC are all based in Canary Wharf, for example. Wapping, also in Tower Hamlets is the home of News International which also provides high staff levels at their offices in the area and their competitor Associated Newspapers has a print works plant also in Docklands.
Searching for employment in Poplar can be helped by using the services of a specialist recruitment agency. Any staff vacancies or job opportunities in the area will be advertised through such agencies and utilising their inside knowledge of the local area and industries is essential to ensuring the success of a job search.