King's Lynn is a typically English town situated in Norfolk. It is an important port and market town, and it is less than 100 miles from London.
The pretty town of King's Lynn has undergone something of a transformation in recent years after a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. The Vancouver Shopping Centre was refurbished and renamed Vancouver Quarter. All of the major national retailers have a presence in the development, and dining and leisure are also major employers in this exciting development. The town has been one of the UK's main fishing ports for centuries, and the industry still employs thousands of people today - either directly or in processing facilities. Glass making facilities are prominent in the area, and much of Norfolk's huge agricultural output is processed in the town.
According to official statistics from Nomis, only 3.2 percent of the population were actively seeking employment and claiming job seeker's allowance in January of 2013 - a figure well below the national average. Despite King's Lynn's industrial and manual heritage, managerial and senior staff make up the single biggest grouping of employment type. The recent investment in the town and the continued success of its fishing industry means recruitment agencies are having an easier time in King's Lynn than in many other English towns.