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Careers And Job Hunting In Newport

If you are a resident of South Wales, near Cardiff, Newport in Gwent will be your largest local employment market.

The city of Newport stands on the banks of the river Usk. Once an important Roman settlement, Newport has a historic and cultural history of which it can be justly proud. The city stands in the beautiful Welsh countryside in the Wye valley, an area of nationally recognised beauty. Just across from the Severn estuary and down from the Severn Bridge, Newport is the door into Wales for Brits from the South of England.

Newport's fine old Norman/Gothic cathedral achieved its cathedral status in 1949 and in the year 2000 was witness to the enthronement of Dr Rowan Williams, archbishop of Wales. Newport was officially given its city status in 2002. As well as being home to the splendid old cathedral, Newport is also proud to house the highly acclaimed University of Wales.

Newport is also the proud possessor of a new leisure, entertainment, and sports facility that now plays host to world class concerts and other events.

Westgate and the city centre have mostly been pedestrianised and form the heart of Newport's fine shopping centre. The old Victorian market provides an fascinating glimpse back into the city's past.

As well as being home to international trade, the city of Newport is perhaps best known by those in the south of England as the passport and driving license centre. The city's economy is very service industry orientated and in addition to the passport and driving passport facilities, it also houses the headquarters of the Welsh Charity Commission, the British Red Cross, the offices of the UK National Statistics Centre, the UK Intellectual Property Office (Patent Office), and in terms of manufacturing, large plants for Panasonic and International Rectifier.

The city's main employment emphasis leans understandably towards the tourist and service industry sectors but of course the University is a sizeable employer as is the local NHS service.

It is not surprising therefore that all of the recruitment agencies set themselves up very much as broad based operations spanning across most of the industries. So, as a job seeker, you are best advised to sign yourself up with a number of different agencies to get the best search results. They all have good quality websites where you can enrol and look through their current list of vacancies.

Here is a selection of agencies you may wish to seekout:

* Absolute Jobs

* Kelly Services

* Meridian Industrial

* Office Angels

* Prime Time Recruitment Ltd

* Randstad

* Select Appointments

* Travail Employment

Newport is a lovely part of Wales and a great place to live and work

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