Recruitment Agencies in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humberside
The city of Wakefield has a long history. It used to be the seat of the old West Riding of Yorkshire and then West Yorkshire County.
It's been a trading city for coal, iron and wool. The shut down of the coal mines and much of the manufacturing industry nearby hit employment hard. High jobless figures brought government and European investment and unemployment is now below the national average in the city, and a couple of percent above in the whole of the Wakefield area.
More than one in four people in the Wakefield area draw their salaries from the public sector. The city houses the Yorkshire and Humberside regional assembly, the District Council, and the headquarters of both the West Yorkshire Police. At 39,000 staff it is the biggest source of employment in the area and along with NHS posts it dominates the adverts of recruitment agencies in the area.
An easy drive of 14 miles up the M1 motorway is the city of Leeds, the third biggest in the UK and the second biggest financial centre. Partly as a result, in and around Wakefield 23 thousand people have jobs in finance, IT and business.
The National Coal Mining Museum in the city is a reminder of an industry which is almost completely gone, but one of the country's few remaining mines, Kellingley Colliery lies 15 miles to the east. It is the UK's biggest producer of coal, directly providing 700 jobs.
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We have 2 Recruitment Agencies based in Wakefield and an additional 100+ agencies that recruit in the area. Use the search box above to find your ideal list of agencies.
Hughes Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Hughes Recruitment Solutions is a family owned recruitment agency, specialising in supplying driving and industrial staff, on both a temporary or permanent basis. We have a very personal and 'can-do' approach to our work and with over 25 years combined logistics recruitment expertise between us, we know how to match the right people to the right job. From van drivers to LGV drivers, warehouse ops to management, we provide a quality service 24/7.
Temp Trades Ltd
Temp Trades is a construction recruitment specialist providing local cost effective temporary labour solutions throughout the UK. We have an extensive nationwide database of temporary construction workers that are rigorously checked prior to supply for your peace of mind. We are contactable outside of normal business hours for all your recruitment needs. Please get in touch and welcome yourself to the Temp Trades experience.