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Aberdare, Wales Employment Information

Aberdare Overview Aberdare is a town in the Cynon Valley in South Wales, roughly equidistant from Cardiff and Swansea. ...

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Aberdare Overview

Aberdare is a town in the Cynon Valley in South Wales, roughly equidistant from Cardiff and Swansea. The town is easily accessible by road, via the A4059, which passes through the town and by rail, via Aberdare railway station, which is part of the Valley Lines network. Most of the bus routes in the Cynon Valley start and end at Aberdare bus station, which stands opposite the railway station in the town centre. According to the Daily Mirror, Aberdare is the cheapest town in the whole of the British Isles for property, at just £910 per square metre, on average.

Aberdare Job Opportunities

Aberdare rose to prominence as a centre for coal mining and iron working during the Industrial Revolution. However, with the decline of traditional industries, the town has become reliant on a mixed economy, including tourism jobs in Aberdare are likely to be popular for many years to come.

Aberdare Employment Trends

Historically, Aberdare has suffered from high levels of unemployment, up to 6.9%, but according to the last figures from the Office for National Statistics unemployment in Rhondda Cynon Taf fell by 27%, year-on-year, between February 2014 and February 2015. Many young people from the Cynon Valley have found work through a youth employment programme known as Jobs Growth Wales.

The town centre of Aberdare has also undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years in an effort to increase its attractiveness to businesses and visitors. Improvements include new pavements, roads and street lighting and funds are available for property development, through the so-called Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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