Jobs in Bolton
Bolton is home to 140,000 people and is the administrative centre for the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton which has a population of over 260,000. It is hot on the heels of Manchester as the second fastest growing economy in the Manchester region, and is the fifth largest employment centre in the North West.
A former mill town, textiles have been produced in Bolton since the 15th century, with 216 cotton mills in the late 1920’s. Though still retaining some traditional industries such as packaging, textile and steel foundries, Bolton has more recently enjoyed a transformation towards the service industry with IT companies, call centres, and high technology firms all making their home there. Much of these fast growing industries choose to recruit agency staff, regularly advertising their administration, secretarial and administration positions with larger agencies like Daniel Adams.
Many people are attracted to living and working in Bolton thanks to the 26 conservation areas and over 700 listed buildings which give the town its character. Tourism is a major contributor to the local economy with attractions including the Bolton Steam Museum, and Smithills Hall and Country Park. Bolton is also surrounded by the stunning country side of the West Pennine Moors, and has a thriving cultural scene including The Octagon Theatre and the Bolton museum and Art Gallery, not to mention the Reebok sports stadium and home of the Premier League Bolton Wanderers.
Large scale regeneration projects will be transforming central Bolton over the next ten years with hundreds of millions of pounds of investment creating improvements in education, commercial investment, roads and cultural attractions. Excellent road and travel networks are also integral to Bolton's development and the surrounding area, with fast access to the major north-south highway of the A6, via the M60/ M61 motorways. The train station at Bolton Interchange is located on the Manchester loop of the West Coast Mainline with Virgin West Coast trains passing through Manchester Piccadilly station. All of these transport links make the city an important hub for the region.