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Job Hunting And Employment In Cheshire

Cheshire is not only one of England's loveliest counties, it is also an excellent place to live and work from an employment point of view. The unemployment rate is consistently beneath the average for the rest of the country, and the average wage is consistently higher than the national average. Good news for job seekers who are either already resident in Cheshire or who are looking to relocate to an area of steady opportunity.

Not only does Cheshire offer a desirable quality of life to its inhabitants, but it is generally recognised as being one of the most affluent areas in the country. It has a rich and diverse agricultural background and history, a diverse and lively economy, and an enviable educational system that turns out some of the best employment candidates anywhere in the UK.

One of the biggest employers in Cheshire is Cheshire County Council which employs over 25,000 members of staff covering: local government, teaching, nursing, and civil engineering, as well as social working. The infrastructure has been well thought out and implemented to bring an excellent range and level of benefits and services to those who live and work within the county's boundaries. If you are seeking employment in the public services sector, Cheshire (East or West) County Council has an exciting range of opportunities on offer which you can see via their website or through some of the local recruitment agencies such as Gap Personnel whose office is situated in Wrexham Technology Park. Moore Jobs specialise in recruiting within the financial services industry - this company work mainly online, and cover the UK as a whole, but well worth mentioning here as they have thousands of jobs, of course covering Cheshire.

Cheshire has so much to offer from a "quality of life" point of view. With dozens of picturesque market towns and villages, some of the most awesome country scenery in the country, and the biggest collection of waterways of any UK county, Cheshire is a delightful place to live.

With a high percentage of rural land, it is hardly surprising that agriculture plays a significant role in the county's economy, with dairy farming and livestock herding being the largest components. Cheshire also has a history in the chemical industry thanks to the Romans who established salt mines in both Middlewich and Northwich. 

British Salt carries on the salt mining tradition to date, and have been joined in the overall chemical sector by other chemical moguls including the likes of Brunner Mond and Ineos (formerly ICI), and Petroleum giants Shell who refine oil at their Ellesmere Port plant.  Ellesmere Port also welcomed the opportunity to build the new Vectra at Vauxhall's plant in this industrially vibrant town. This diverse range of industry provides plenty of employment opportunities across the board.

If any of these employment sectors arouse your interest, why not browse the vacancies currently being fielded by agencies DATS Recruitment Consultants, at 1 Springfield Street in Warrington. They concentrate of career placements in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology sectors and more.

With C.O.S Recruitment being a good choice for office and administration roles. They have offices in Macclesfield, Northwich and Knutsford. A good overall agency to mention is Cheshire  Recruitment Personnel in Alderley Edge, who cover temporary, permanent and contract roles across the general administration, skilled staff, and P.A. board.

Cheshire has one of the largest local education authorities in the UK with a "population" of teachers and students totaling over 670,000 souls. Cheshire also has two universities, the University of Chester, and  MMU, (the Manchester Metropolitan University). This vibrant educational economy creates openings for job seekers looking to enter the education industry as well as those looking to move on and progress their careers in this arena.

There are several good recruitment agencies that specialise in jobs in the education sector including Absolute Recruitment UK Ltd who have an excellent website where you can register and browse the many positions they are currently recruiting for, whether it's a commercial role, or industrial or even IT vacancies you are searching for.

The local government of Cheshire have worked hard to create the right environment for entrepreneurs looking to get started, welcoming and encouraging new businesses ventures. High profile companies that have already benefitted from these services include Shell (Petroleum), MBNA (Banking), Ryder Logistics, the Milk Marketing Board, and Sokkia of Japan.

If you are a job seeker looking for the opportunity to progress your career, or a graduate, or school leaver looking for you first position on your career ladder, Cheshire is the place to be.

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