In the Wigan area, professional recruitment agencies like Daniel Adams assist job seekers to find employment in various sectors not only in the borough itself but also across the entire North West region. Jobs are available in a range of areas, including the health sector, social work, retail and manufacturing. Daniel Adams has built close relationships with a number of local companies, which allows firms to adopt a targeted approach to recruitment that covers the entire process of employment, from the first expression of interest to a full contract. This approach to recruitment suits the needs of a growing number of employers in Wigan.
New retail developments in the borough have created a diverse range of job opportunities, while construction and service based industries are also continually looking for new staff. Around 65% of Wigan's population are in gainful employment, with the largest number involved in the skilled trades, manufacturing and machinery production, as well as in the administrative sector. Those looking to enter the job market often approach agencies like Daniel Adams who can help them understand the various kinds of opportunity available. Whether looking for flexible working hours, shift work, part-time jobs or more permanent positions, the prospects for employment in Wigan are varied and interesting.
As a further boost to the employment scene in Wigan, the region was recently designated as an official European Economic Development Zone. This resulted a significant increase in investment in the area, as well as the creation of a range of job opportunities for skilled workers and those involved in knowledge based industries. Other sectors have also benefited from an injection of capital, including the tourism and hospitality sector, while funds have also been allocated to infrastructure development, which has created more jobs in areas such as sports and leisure, retail,construction, transport and logistics.
Wigan benefits from excellent transport connections to the rest of the UK and is therefore a popular base for commuters, especially people employed in towns and cities around the Northwest of England. Visitors are also attracted by the city's historical buildings, canals and the famous Wigan Pier, made legendary by novelist George Orwell. Cultural exhibitions, heritage architecture and sporting events are all regularly held in Wigan and the city's DW Stadium is considered one of the top rugby league stadiums in the country.