Crawley is a West Sussex town that is neighboured by settlements including Horsham, Burgess Hill and Horley. The South East conurbation has one of the strongest employment markets in the region and local recruitment agencies will work with Crawley employers to find staff for a range of job vacancies.
Recruitment agencies in Crawley are predominantly situated in the town centre, in close proximity to both the high street and Memorial Gardens. Local employment firms cover a range of industries, with a number of specialist agencies providing expertise in IT, Education and Administration recruitment. To the south-west of Crawley is Horsham and staffing services here are mostly found just a short distance from Albion Way and Horsham Park.
Crawley and the surrounding borough has an employment figure of 78.7%, with Horsham having the best rate of 83.4%. In total, there are 58,200 workers in Crawley and continuous growth has developed the town as one of the leading centres in the South East for recruitment. Salaries in the area are also some of the highest in the UK, however these will vary depending on whether candidates are recruited in permanent, temporary or contract positions.
Gatwick Airport is perhaps the biggest driver of business in the area and has strengthened the local Aviation and Logistics sectors. Many organisations are located at the Manor Royal Estate, an industrial park that is home to G4S, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Thales. The two latter companies employ over 2000 local staff each.
The 'Centre Vision 2000' project helped Crawley re-establish itself as a Retail hub, with much of this concentrated around Queen's Square, County Mall and The Marlets in Burgess Hill. Nearly 15% of the labour force work in a Retail or Wholesale job and this means that recruitment agencies are often in demand to find Sales Assistants and Area Managers. Although traditionally a market town, Crawley also once established itself as a Manufacturing centre thanks to a Development Corporation initiative. 5,300 professionals are now employed in Manufacturing jobs in Crawley.