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Job Hunting And Careers In Leeds

Leeds is officially the fastest growing city in the whole of the UK. Since it's past, when, during the industrial revolution, it was the acclaimed centre for the woollen trade, it is now the busiest city outside of London for many economic activities. It houses for example, the biggest legal contingent, and is the largest centre for finance and business, second only to London which is great to know if you are selling yourself in this sector. For young people looking to get on the employment ladder, and for anyone who is looking for opportunity and scope to expand, Leeds is "where it's at".

Leeds is also one of the UK's leading centres of higher education and learning. It has three universities which are: the world renowned University of Leeds; The Leeds Metropolitan University; and Leeds Trinity and All Saints. If it is jobs or careers in the education sector and academia that you are looking for, this city has much more choice than any other with Academic Appointments Ltd (in the Colton area) being well placed within this sector.

Setting aside London and Birmingham, Leeds has the largest population of any other UK city, with over 760,000 inhabitants. It is the cultural heart of Yorkshire's West Riding area. With hundreds of hotels, restaurants, theatres, bars and clubs, Leeds is an incredible city, teeming with life and activity; but amazingly it hasn't lost its user friendly feel. It is a great city to work in, and of course it's great to live and party here too. As one would expect of such a high profile, vibrant city, Leeds has very active recruitment agency sector and is the right place to be for any job hunters.

Once one of the UK's major manufacturing centres, Leeds has steadily changed its economic profile and it is now the service sector that leads their economy. As well as being the largest financial centre (apart from London), Leeds has also established its credentials as one of the country's top internet hubs, carrying a massive 33% of the nation's online "traffic". This is fantastic news for hi-tech job hunters who have the opportunity to joining some of the UK's biggest and most successful internet businesses (Freeserve, Energis, and Sportal etc) and contributing to the ongoing growth of Leeds as a hi-tech business giant.

The finance and service sectors employ over 124,000 people, but with the forecast for continued growth, this number is set to increase over the coming years which is of course great news for all job hunters, especially for those with a grounding in accountancy, finance, IT, and IT support.  To help you search for an ideal placement in those sectors (finance, marketing, sales) and within Blue Chip companies, recruitment agency Seven on Concordia Street can help with one of the more widely known executive recruitment agencies Headhunters Ltd have a base on Whitehall Road.

As one would expect of such a large and lively city, Leeds has a first class retail sector with several purpose built shopping malls and covered indoor markets like the Victoria Quarter where several arcades are joined together to form a unique shopping experience. There are many large department stores including Harvey Nicholls, Louis Vuitton, and Marks & Spencer, to name but a few, giving Leed's job hunters a dynamic range of choice in what has been christened "The Knightsbridge" of the North.

Finally, to complete the summary of the economic analysis and the job market opportunities in this great city; there is the tourist industry. In 2005 Leeds won the "Best English city to visit outside London" award, and the "Visitor City of the Year" award also. With millions of tourists flocking to Leeds each year, the support services (hotels, restaurants, and transport) are kept frantically busy and new jobs in this important economic sector are constantly being offered. The nearby Leeds and Bradford Airport, ferries passengers to and fro from over 70 worldwide destinations, keeping the tourist industry well buoyed up as well as allowing local inhabitants the chance for a quick holiday getaway to recharge their batteries before returning once more into the fray.  For vacancies at the airport see their recruitment page.

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