The city of Stirling in Scotland has a population of about 33,700 people and is one of the country's smallest cities. Set in the county of Stirlingshire, Stirling is in central Scotland and was once the capital of Scotland. Known as a market town, Stirling's economy was formerly largely dependent on agriculture, and this still plays a large part in the wider area's economy. However, as in the rest of the country employment in the service industries dominates.
84.9% of all employment in Stirling can be found in the service industries, with 33.5% of that accounted for by Public Administration, Health and Education and 25.7% by Distribution, Hotels, and Food services. As such Stirling Council, The University of Stirling, area schools, and NHS Trusts supply a significant amount of employment in the city. There is also a significant amount of employment supplied by the Prudential financial services and insurance company that has a base of operations on the outskirts of the city. Overall Financial and IT services accounts for 18.6% of all employment in Stirling.
The Ogilvie Group is also based in Stirling and provides employment in the construction sector. Specialist recruitment agencies in Stirling can be used by prospective employees and employers alike to find either the right job or the perfect candidate.