Located between two of the UK's most important cities - Liverpool and Manchester - Wigan is actually considered part of Greater Manchester. Strategically located within commutable distance of either city, the borough of Wigan has a population of more than 300,000 people and has become a thriving commercial centre in itself and therefore offers a good range of employment opportunities.
A diverse spectrum of business services, coupled with a dynamic property market, offer two primary sources of employment in Wigan. Secondary employers include the health service and social work sector, both of which also offer a diverse selection of job vacancies. The region is also one of the country's most established centres for manufacturing and in retail centres are expanding all the time to serve the growing population. Several new shopping centres are scheduled for completion in the near future, with the famous Wigan Pier a particular focus for upgraded development. A selection of restaurants, a wide choice of shops, comfortable apartments and a new hotel are all planned for the area, which will also mean more employment opportunities in what will soon become a buzzing, modern commercial centre.
Companies with a significant presence in Wigan include Giro Bank, which has its headquarters in the town and homegrown JJB Sports, which has long been a local brand and remains a major employer in the area. Bookmaker chain, Tote also boasts a strong presence and recently created around 300 jobs in Wigan, other companies both large and small are continually posting vacancies so jobseekers enjoy a diverse range of opportunities.
Professional recruitment agencies such as Daniel Adams are integral to the employment process in Wigan. With an established presence, they have built up lasting relationships with local employers and can therefore consistently match candidates with the right post. Well trained support staff provide essential assistance to potential employees, offering help and advice that even extends to writing professional CVs and training them in the best techniques for face-to-face interviews. In this way they not only help those in search of the right job, but also assist busy, growing companies to source exactly the right people for their needs.