Recruitment Agencies based in Northamptonshire, Midlands, UK
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The county of Northamptonshire is situated in the East Midlands. It is completely surrounded by eight other counties, including Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire. A record of the county's name appeared in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1011 as 'Hamtunscire', with the prefix 'North' added later to differentiate it from Southampton.
Northampton is the county town and has the largest population at 212,000 people, followed by Kettering and Corby. The county is part of the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Growth Area, where 84,000 new jobs are due to be created and 100,000 new homes are planned for between 2010-2020.
Major employers in Northamptonshire
In the past, Northamptonshire was well known for its production of shoes and boots, and the Dr. Martens brand, made by R Griggs and Co Ltd, still operates from Wollaston. Employers in the county with have significant numbers of staff include Weetabix, Avon Products, Barclaycard and Siemens. The area is also famous because of the association it has with the Motorsport Industry, and international races are regularly held at Silverstone Circuit and Rockingham Speedway.
Other large towns in the county include Rushden, Wellingborough and Daventry, with the latter being home to the largest Cummins plant in the UK. Daventry is arguably the leading area for employment in the county, as less than 1% of the population claims job seekers allowance (JSA). Salaries also tend to be higher here, with the average annual disposal income (£18K) and median weekly earnings (£570) being the greatest in Northamptonshire. The Transportation and Storage Sector is the largest local employer at 14%, however this may also have contributed to Daventry having the highest CO2 emissions per person in the county. The Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal is based to the north of the district.
Recruitment agencies are a valuable resource to connect interested job seekers with employment opportunities in Northampton, and a number of such agencies are listed on this page.