The town of Scunthorpe is located in North Lincolnshire, England. With an estimated population of 72,500 people, it is the UK's biggest steel processing centre, with Tata Steel being its largest employer.
While the steel industry is the predominant employer in Scunthorpe, other industries do exist in the town. Food production jobs are often advertised by recruitment agencies, with 2 Sisters, Key Country Foods, and The Sauce Company all having processing plants here.
The BOC Group, a provider of industrial gas, employs process plant and machine operatives in its plant just north of the town and near to this plant is the waste management firm, Bell Waste Control. Foxhills Industrial Park, which is home to the HQ and depot of Nisa Retail Limited, provides many jobs in the distribution sector, while the Ericsson factory provides employment openings for specialists in the telecommunications industry.
While Scunthorpe's working population may not be as well-qualified as workers in the rest of Yorkshire and the Humber, the unemployment rate for Scunthorpe is 8.7%, which is lower than the regional average of 9.5%, and those in full-time employment can expect to earn an average weekly salary of around £502, which is higher than the regional average.