Falkirk is a Stirlingshire based town that sits within the Scottish Lowlands. Situated an equal distance from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, Falkirk is one of the best connected areas in Scotland and a key centre for permanent, temporary and contract recruitment.
What is the economy like in Falkirk?
The town is home to over 156,000 people and 2.4% of the working age population are considered unemployed; a figure higher than that of both Scotland and the UK. Despite this, recruitment has been on the rise since 2011 and the unemployment figure here is lower than nearby Bo'ness and Denny. The average salary is nearly £25K, with the highest earnings typically found in Stenhousemuir. Conversely, the lowest household income is in the port town of Grangemouth.
What industries operate in Falkirk?
The town employs more staff in manufacturing than any other area of Scotland and nearly 15% of jobs in Falkirk are focused around this sector. This has been supported by the strong chemical industry in Grangemouth, where the Forth Valley town produces a third of Scotland's chemical turnover and is home to firms including Kemfine, BP and Ineos. The latter is a large source of employment for the neighbouring settlement of Bo'ness.
Despite this, retail is the largest employer in the area and recruitment agencies will typically list a number of clients that are present on the high street. There are also a range of retail parks such as Calendar Square and The Howgate. Other significant career opportunities can be found within construction, business services and the public sector. More than 7000 employees work for the council alone, while the NHS is the second largest employer thanks to facilities such as Falkirk Community Hospital and the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.
What types of employment agencies operate in this area?
Recruitment agencies in Falkirk will support key employment areas such as retail, manufacturing and the growing tourism industry. There is a concentration of staffing firms in and around the town's high street, which is just a short distance from the Falkirk Grahamston railway station. Many of these have a multi-sector focus, however there are specialist agencies for fields such as logistics, driving and business support.
Using the search box below can help you find relevant recruitment agencies within Falkirk and the neighbouring towns.