Recruitment Agencies based in Cumbria, North West, UK
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Popular industry sectors in Cumbria
Most of Cumbria is rural, and parts of the county are among the most sparsely populated in England. Almost half of the people of the county live in the industrialised towns and cities, and the job market is diverse.
The Cumbrian economy
In the urban areas Manufacturing Jobs have been lost in the recession, but at a rate lower than the national average. Manufacturing is still a major source of employment here, accounting for more than one in six jobs in the area. Across the county unemployment is relatively low.
Specialist Industry in Cumbria
Specialised Industry is strong, and the need for skilled workers means that recruitment agencies frequently seek to fill several vacancies at once.
There are more than 10,000 staff at Europe's biggest nuclear site at Sellafield, close to Whitehaven. This makes up almost half of all the current jobs in Britain's nuclear industry. In Barrow, BAe Systems employs more than 5,000 people in Shipbuilding for military submarines.
Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park and to sections of the Yorkshire Dales too. Tourism is a two billion pound industry, and although work tends to be seasonal more than one in four people find employment in the sector. Many temporary and part-time contracts tend to become available in this sector, and employers find that recruitment agencies are an excellent way to fill them.