Crawley is a West Sussex town that is neighboured by settlements including Horsham, Burgess Hill and Horley. This South East conurbation is an important area for UK employment and recruitment agencies will work with local employers and candidates to fill permanent or temporary jobs.
Employment in Crawley
Crawley and the surrounding borough has a lower unemployment figure than the national average, but greater than much of the South East. Nearly 3,500 people are unemployed and this accounts for around 5.6% of the economically active population. Horsham has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the area, while nearby Adur has one of the highest.
What industries offer the best job opportunities?
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 local labour force work in a retail or wholesale job and this means that recruitment agencies are often in demand to fill seasonal or temporary vacancies. Although traditionally a market town, Crawley also once established itself as a manufacturing centre thanks to a Development Corperation initiative. In recent years however, the service industries have dominated local employment and more than 85% of jobs are within the tertiary sector.
What is recruitment like in Crawley?
The town benefits from being located close to the UK capital and is considered to be a part of the London commuter belt. Many recruitment agencies in Crawley will therefore work with local candidates to place them into city based positions. Additionally, more than 28% of local jobs are part-time, often meaning that recruiters within the Crawley area will be approached to fill casual, evening or weekend jobs.
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