Recruitment Agencies in Warrington, Cheshire
Warrington is a town in north-west England with a population of 202,700. Thanks to its excellent transport links and sustained investment in redevelopment, it has become a renowned business centre with an economy worth £4 billion a year.
The nuclear energy industry is a major local employer, as the National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Rolls-Royce, Sellafield Ltd, AMEC Nuclear and Nuclear Technologies all have sites in Birchwood. It is not the only hi-tech industry that is strong in Warrington, as telecoms company BT, biotechnology giant Life Technologies and business process outsourcing operators Vertex and Fujitsu all have local offices.
Technology and finance is the largest provider of employment in Warrington. The second largest is retail and distribution at 24%, thanks to the success of the Golden Square shopping centre and the presence of a Stobart Group warehousing operation.
Employment Opportunities in Warrington
At present, the public sector contributes around 22% of the employment in Warrington, but that will fall as a proportion in the coming years. Work is already underway on a huge new office, distribution and industrial park at the Omega development site and there are also plans for a shopping complex at Times Square and for a port on the Manchester Ship Canal.
It is likely recruitment agencies will have to search for staff from outside the area to fill the 24,000 jobs expected to be created, but with Manchester and Liverpool both within commuting distance that should not be a problem. Employers looking for local workers should have little trouble finding well-qualified people, as 34.6% of the workforce have attained an NVQ4 or above.
The median weekly wage in Warrington in 2012 was above the north-west average at £492.30, while unemployment was significantly below both the regional and national levels at 6.7%.
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