Hounslow, a town within the London borough of the same name, is a large settlement with a thriving economy. Located just over 10 miles from central London, Hounslow offers job opportunities across a broad range of sectors including Marketing, IT and the Financial Services. Recruitment in the town is therefore diverse and local agencies will help employers make permanent, temporary or contract hires.
Recruitment firms in Hounslow are based close to the High Street and A315. Hounslow Central station is situated just a short distance to the north, while Hounslow railway station is to the south. Multi-sector recruiters and industry specialists can both be found in the town and wider district, supporting what is predominantly a service driven recruitment market.
As of 2014, the total population of the London Borough of Hounslow was 265,000, with the principal town being home to around 66,292 people. The employment rate for the area is more than 74%, with the majority being employed in Professional, Technical or Management jobs. The median average salary for Hounslow is £30,099, the highest earnings in outer London.
London Heathrow Airport is a key provider of jobs in Hounslow and employs around 10% of the working population. The majority of these positions are within Retail as opposed to Engineering or Aviation. Additionally, a further 20% are employed due to the supply chain that Heathrow facilitates.
Service industries dominate employment in the town and more than 94% of the labour force are recruited into these fields. Retail is one of the largest providers of jobs in Hounslow and agencies will often supply staff, such as Sales Assistants, to key shopping hubs including The Blenheim Centre and The Treaty Shopping Centre.
Twickenham, situated to the south-east of Hounslow, is an affluent town that helps attract tourists to the area. Famous for being the 'home of England rugby,' the catering and hospitality industry here is largely dictated by sporting events. This can result in a demand for temporary or part-time staff. Similarly, events at Twickenham Stadium will recruit staff directly.