Sometimes simply referred to as "West Brom", West Bromwich boasts a population of just over 75,000 residents according to 2011 official census data. 2014 statistics released by the UK Job Market Report observed that the average salary in West Bromwich and the West Midlands was £30,363 pounds. This represented an increase of 3.1 per cent when compared to 2013. Not only has this continued to attract skilled workers in search of a better lifestyle, but jobs in West Bromwich have become highly specialised in regards to managerial and sales positions. This has particularly been the case since the New Square shopping complex was opened in 2013.
West Bromwich Job Opportunities
Like other portions of the Midlands, customer service jobs, sales assistant jobs and other service-oriented positions are quite common in West Bromwich, as the town's burgeoning retail sector has allowed for the influx of hundreds of new positions over the last few years. Managerial staff and entry-level trainees, in particular those with experience in the finance sector, are both likely to find a significant number of opportunities. In addition, while not major industries, IT and healthcare do figure quite prominently in the town's economy
West Bromwich Employment Trends
Although some industrial sectors departed the area in search of a cheaper labour force, West Bromwich continues to be quite strong in terms of production. The area has also been recently revitalised in terms of its shopping and entertainment offerings. It should also be noted that while the commercial vacancy rate was listed at 27.1 per cent (according to the Mind the Gap Report), many skilled workers are attracted here due to the expected growth in the coming years. It is believed that the retail sector will continue to feature prominently and as this drives in revenue, other employment sectors are likely to grow, generating further jobs in West Bromwich.