Recruitment Agencies in Luton
With a population of over 200K people, Luton is the largest settlement within the South East county of Bedfordshire. The town is located 30 miles from London and is perhaps best known for its historic hat-making industry. The service sector has since become the town's largest employer and Luton recruitment agencies are in high demand to fill vacancies - both in the town and neighbouring areas.
The majority of local agencies are multi-sector recruiters covering permanent, temporary and contract vacancies. These tend to be based within Luton town centre, however other agencies also exist situated near outer villages such as Hightown and Wigmore. Specialist staffing firms are less prominent, but can be found in areas including Capability Green and Basepoint Business Centre.
Economic overview and salaries
The Luton labour market is made up of over 80,000 employees and this contributes towards an unemployment figure of around 3.5%. The area also performs well in relation to advertised salaries, with average earnings for staff typically exceeding £32K.
Key industries and employers
Local recruitment agency activity is mainly centred around the Public, Administration, Retail and Healthcare sectors, with around half of the working population employed in these fields. Luton Borough Council is the largest employer in the area - with more than 8,000 employees. Luton & Dunstable Hospital and the University of Bedfordshire are also significant employers in the area.
Other notable employers in the area include London Luton Airport - which is also home to businesses such as EasyJet and Monarch Airlines. The Aviation Industry is strong in the area, with nearby B/E Aerospace also offering career opportunities to candidates.
Luton has a rich history in the Automotive Industry - being home for many years to a large Vauxhall plant - and many firms still operate in this sector. As well as being home to Vauxhall's HQ, Luton boasts firms such as Hayward Taylor, IBC Vehicles, and Ultra Precision Engineering.
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