The town of Worthing lies on the West Sussex coast, ten miles west of Brighton and 18 miles east of the county town of Chichester. Formerly known as predominately a retirement town, with a mostly ageing population, Worthing has recently undergone rapid and significant change, shedding it's over-60s reputation and cultivating a new image as a south coast economic hub.
The economy is dominated by the service industry which has led to the town having an employment rate of 79.4% which is higher than the rest of the county as well as the South East in general. More than a third of all jobs in the local area are provided by Public Administration, Education, Health, and Care with much employment provided by HM Revenue and Customs as well as local NHS Trusts and area schools. GlaxoSmithKline also works out of the town as does Aviva, and Southern Water all of which provide significant employment opportunities in Worthing despite recent cut backs and lay-offs.
Tourism is also important for the area, especially in the summer months when seasonal jobs in hotels, restaurants, and bars provide a spike in the employment rate and openings in the job market. There are a wide range of job opportunities in Worthing, many of them at a professional and managerial level. As such, using specialist recruitment agencies to find employment in the area or to seek the right candidate will significantly increase rates of success for both job seekers and employers.