Bury St Edmunds was once the county town of West Suffolk, and these days is a popular market town in the county of Suffolk. It is famous for its ruined abbey, and has been long-associated with the brewing and malting trade (the Greene King and Old Cannon breweries and the British Sugar processing factory, which produces sugar for Silver Spoon).
It is the epicentre of culture and retail for the region, and enjoys an affluent economy with a low unemployment rate. Major employers in Bury St Edmunds include CML Innovative Technologies, Vinten, EDF Energy, Dalehead Foods, West Suffolk College, the County Council, Seamans Building Contractors, Premier Foods, Asda, Haldo Developments Ltd, and West Suffolk NHS Trust. It is also home to many small, and medium-sized businesses. Tourism also plays a major part in the local economy.
The estimated population is 35,000, the majority of whom work in the public services, manufacturing, retail, brewing, and tourism industries. The area also has twelve industrial estates and business parks, which provide jobs for hundreds of staff. The average annual wage for full-time employees is £32,553.
Job-seekers looking for employment in the town will find plenty of vacancies listed both online, and at recruitment agencies based in Bury St Edmunds.