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Boston Overview Boston is a market town and port in Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands region of England. The town is ...

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Boston Overview

Boston is a market town and port in Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands region of England. The town is situated on the edge of the Wash National Nature Reserve, the most important wetland site in the country, but is accessible by road, via the A1, M1 and M180 and by rail, via Boston Railway Station, which is situated on the Grantham to Skegness Line and managed by East Midland Trains. According to Rightmove, the overall average property price in Boston is £141,494, at least 12% cheaper than that in the nearby villages of Kirton, Sibsey and Swineshead.

Boston Job Opportunities

Lincolnshire is famous for its fertile, arable soil and, traditionally, the jobs in Boston was were largely on agriculture. Food production and processing are still important industries – in fact, food grown elsewhere in Europe is brought to Boston for processing – but the local economy has diversified to create jobs in Boston all year round. Other important economic sectors include engineering and tourism, while customer service jobs, manufacturing jobs and operations and logistics jobs are also very much in evidence. The Port of Boston handles approximately 1.3 million tonnes of cargo per year, while the Lincolnshire coast and estuaries are home to valuable shellfisheries for brown shrimp, crab and lobster.

Boston Employment Trends

According to the 2011 census, 13% of the population of Boston was born elsewhere in the European Union. Those in search of a job in Boston can find solace knowing the unemployment rates are very low, with only 4.4% of economically active people being without work. This is well below the national average of 5.2%. According to a report by the BBC in May 2016, the rapid, and substantial, rise in the number of potential workers has allowed the local economy to diversify more quickly and easily than might otherwise have been the case.

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