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Job Search And Employment In Berkshire

The county of Berkshire, often referred to as "Royal Berkshire" is one of the so called "Home Counties" surrounding London, owing its tag of "Royal" to the location of Windsor Palace within its boundaries. One of the oldest counties in England, ( tracing its roots back to 1840 ), Berkshire's county town is now the city of Reading, which took over the role from the town of Abingdon, earmarking Reading's rapid expansion.

With the River Thames forming part of its  Northern border, its beautiful sweeping, wooded countryside, the bustling city of Reading, beautiful market towns such as Wokingham, and new towns such as Bracknell, Royal Berkshire is a great place to both live and work.

Despite its royal heritage and traditional feel, Berkshire is a county that has attracted more than its far share of new hi-tech businesses, especially around the outskirts of Reading and in the neighbouring town of Bracknell, home to the UK's head office of 3M. With an excellent roadway infrastructure, including parts of both the M3 and M4 motorways, travelling in Berkshire is simple, making it easy for job seekers to find employment in nearby towns, as well as facilitating quick commuting into London. One of the Berkshire employment sites are Berkshire Local Jobs who are part of the MyJobsGroup are a top agency that service job seekers requirements across many employment sectors, as do Your Berkshire Jobs.

Berkshire has a rich diversity of attractions, making it an excellent place to live. Reading University is one of the country's most renowned seats of learning, and sports fans interests are well catered for between Reading Football Club, and Newbury Racecourse, one of the country's most celebrated horse race tracks.

People that like to play hard have a reputation for working hard too, helping to make the employment market in Berkshire a keenly competitive arena. Specialist recruitment agencies like Action Jobs work at the top of their game to get the job hunters registered with them into interview situations. They can be found on Gilette Way in Reading.

The retail sector plays a very significant part in Berkshire's economy, and recent developments in Reading have created some world class shopping malls, stylishly designed and interwoven with some innovative water features, creating a superb environment for today's demanding shoppers. With some top class department stores including John Lewis, House of Frazer, Debenhams, and Marks & Spencer, the high street retail employment sector is a very busy place indeed. To find the best vacancies in this fast moving environment, job seekers should employ the services of expert job agencies like Pertemps Jobs on West Street, who are proactive in this particular niche of the market, and usually have a busy, fast moving vacancies board.

Berkshire also has a healthy tourist trade, fired by Windsor Castle, and other major attractions like LegoLand, also in Windsor. Visitors come from all over the world in their millions to tour the county, and the support industry (hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs) are constantly advertising new positions. Specialist recruitment consultants, Recruitment Prospects on Gosbrook Road in Caversham ( nr Reading ), cover many different employment sectors, but are very experienced and well respected within the catering employment sector, so job hunters aspiring to enter catering in one form or another should register their interest.

Berkshire has everything today's modern job hunters need; a great environment in which to live, an easy place to get around in, and plenty of employment opportunities across a wide range of industries.

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