The city of Wolverhampton is located in the West Midlands region of England (in the sub-region known as the Black Country), and had a population of 249,470 according to the 2011 Census. Originally a centre of manufacture, Wolverhampton has made the transition to a largely service-based economy, and local employers provided jobs to over 100,000 people in 2011. A lively economy means that many businesses recruit in the city - and whether you represent an employer looking to take on staff, or you are a candidate trying to find out which firms are hiring, this page is an easy way to find a recruitment agency in the area.
Finding an agency in Wolverhampton
Recruitment agencies are so successful because they allow employers to quickly fill any type of vacancy - be it permanent, temporary, contract or interim. In Wolverhampton, agencies are largely congregated in the north-west quadrant of the city centre, around the Waterloo Road / Darlington Street area. Other agencies may choose to locate themselves outside of the A4150 ring road - due either to a desire to be closer to their industry of specialism or for other reasons. Agencies on this page can be sorted by industry sector - allowing you to quickly and easily find a recruitment professional to work with.
The state of Industry in the Wolverhampton area
As stated, Wolverhampton has historically been home to a Manufacturing economy - and whilst this has diminished somewhat in recent years, the 2011 Census showed that 13.4% (14,013) of workers in Wolverhampton found employment in this sector. This was compared to an average of just 8.9% for the whole of England and Wales. Major employers in this sector include Chubb (manufacturer of locks and safes), and Jaguar Land Rover, which has an engine manufacturing plant on Innovation Drive in the city.
Other employment sectors which were strong in Wolverhampton in the 2011 Census included Retail (which with its associated industries accounted for 17.4% (18,153) of employment in Wolverhampton as opposed to 15.9% for England and Wales as a whole) and Human Health and Social Work - which accounted for 14.3% (14,942) as opposed to 12.5%. Wolverhampton's Mander Centre is home to major brands including Sony and Waterstone's - whilst the nearby Wulfrun Centre is home to the likes of Primark and M&S.
Transport links in the West Midlands
Wolverhampton's West Midlands location means that it is well-placed for travel right around the UK - with easy-access to the M6 and M5 arterial motorways - and even the M1 within a reasonable distance. Lying right next door to Birmingham, Wolverhampton is an easy commute to the city, as well as other major settlements nearby, such as Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent. London can be reached via direct train in around one hour and fifty minutes.