In the late 18th century and the early 19th century, Nelson in Lancashire developed into a busy industrial town due to the development of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and later in 1849 the East Lancashire Railway, which saw increasing trade in the region. The town was especially known for its cotton weaving industry, attracting workers from the whole of North West of England. Although the weaving factories have gone, the area continues to attract a skilled workforce and Nelson plays an important role in the regional economy.
Since the 1980s the retail and financial sectors have been some of the largest employers in the area in and around Nelson. The public sector is also a major employer through its health and education services, which are considered some of the best in the North West of England. The town centre and the local shopping centre boast a number of popular retail options, and also employ an increasing number of people at various levels.
The private sector is also very active in Nelson with a significant number of people choosing to relocate to the town due to the region's low cost of living, good connectivity and excellent public sector services. Small and medium sized companies with an emphasis on IT, engineering and electronics are common in Nelson which also has good connectivity to the rest of England and wider Europe.
In order to support the various industries and sectors in Nelson, a growing number of recruitment agencies are expanding their services. With the help of a recruitment agency, both employers and potential employees are in a better position to find what they are looking through a variety of means. From an employee's perspective, professional recruitment agencies such as Daniel Adams can help source vacancies, fill out applications, prepare candidates for an interview and develop a professional and original CV. For employers, seeking the help of a recruitment agency will increase the company or institution's exposure through a strong presence on the web and in local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and other media outlets.