Historically an industrial manufacturing town, Bolton is located in Lancashire in the North West region of England. With a population of approximately 260,000 it includes a number of townships, including Farnworth, Kearsley and Horwich, all of which provide a number of job openings.
These days, much of the heavy industry has moved and Bolton is now the base for service industries such as data processing centres and call centres. Increasingly, IT companies and hi-tech electronics are also finding their home in the area. Tourism also plays a major role in the ever-burgeoning economy, with visitor attractions including Barrow Bridge, Bolton Steam Museaum and Smithills Hall providing a draw for visitors from all over the country.
Bolton’s job opportunities will only increase with all of the regeneration projects planned for the area over the next decade. The Bolton Innovation Zone is a large £300 million development in partnership with the University of Bolton and the Church Wharf and Merchants Quarter are also under development. This means that job seekers will have a wide range of industries to choose from, not only in the construction and management of such projects but in the retail industry and service sectors which will ultimately result. And being well served by both local and national road networks and with excellent rail services, it is perfectly positioned to be a base for the ever-growing community of commuters, with all the services that it entails.