The city of Leeds is Yorkshires capital of commerce, and a major centre for retail in Great Britain. With some of the largest pedestrian and indoor shopping complexes in England, Leeds boasts the 5th most productive retail industry in the UK; and recruitment agencies report a consistent demand for new recruits in the sector. The local workforce here generates roughly £13.6 billion for the national economy each year, and with nearly half a million employees, Leeds offers the most jobs of any city outside London. But while the retail industry here is a major economic force, the finance, banking, and insurance sector provides the largest percentage of employment opportunities. Major industry powerhouses including PricewaterhouseCoopers, First Direct, and Yorkshire Bank are leading employers in the city; and there is a total staff of more than 100,000 in the sector. As in many parts of the nation, Leeds public sector is also a leading source of jobs, and the Leeds City Council and Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust are amongst the top local employers.
Leeds also enjoys the UK's third largest manufacturing industry, which provides the workforce with nearly 40,000 jobs; and there are 20,000 more employees in the tourism sector. Divided into five constituencies, unemployment figures across Leeds range from a high 7.3% in the Northeast to a low 2.3% in the Northwest.
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At Interaction Industrial, our specialist recruitment team can supply candidates whether you’re working on a last minute job or a large scale project. We can provide referenced and fully tested staff in areas of work such as manufacturing and logistics and can also deliver health checks, training and inductions for the food sector. We aim to gain an understanding of our clients’ needs before supplying them with only the most qualified candidates.
Our Interaction Driving division is led by a team of recruitment experts with specialist knowledge of the driving market. We offer a flexible screening programme with elements such as DVLA checks, manual handling tests and LGV competence assessments, that ensures that our candidates are fully qualified before being submitted to our clients. We aim to provide a tailored and professional service that helps best meet the needs of employers.