The town of Harrow, formerly part of Middlesex, is the principal settlement within the London borough of the same name. While the Public Sector is the largest employer of staff in Harrow, the area offers a range of employment opportunities for job-seekers in industries such as Finance, Retail and IT. From Harrow-on-the-Hill to Wealdstone, recruiters will aim to provide staffing solutions for employers across the town and wider borough.
The Metropolitan Line runs through Harrow and the majority of local recruitment agencies are based close to this. College Road and the surrounding area has the greatest concentration of Harrow staffing services, including a mixture of multi-disciplined and industry specific recruiters. Harrow-on-the-Hill station makes agencies easily accessible for employers and candidates.
The London Borough of Harrow has a total population of 246,000, with around a third of this figure based in the town. Local employment mirrors that of the UK average, however a significantly higher percentage are employed within professional occupations. The workforce here is also more highly qualified than most in the UK, and 43.6% of employees have attained an NVQ4 or above. The average median salary is £17,759, however this will depend on the vacancy and the employer.
The Public Sector provides employment for about one-third of residents, and the Harrow Council is the area's top employer, commonly making hires ranging from Facilities Manager to Social Worker. Hotel, Restaurant and Leisure businesses provide a high level of temporary and contract recruitment demand, and this is helped by the London Tourism sector. There is also a significant Manufacturing industry based predominantly in Wealdstone. Notable employers that base themselves locally include Kodak, Ladbrokes, First National Bank, BAE Systems, and Clementine Church Hospital.