Cannock is a town located in Cannock Chase District, home to the Cannock Chase Forest – an area of scenic natural beauty that attracts a steady stream of visitors. Manufacturing, retail and service sectors drive the local economy of this town, which is home to several restaurants, nightclubs, bars, pubs and also cafes. Cannock is well-served by trains, which link the town to Rugeley, Walsall and Birmingham (45 minutes), and bus services from Arriva Midland and local operators ensure good connectivity to other destinations. South Staffordshire College and a couple of other schools cater to educational needs, while the Cannock Chase Hospital currently being refurbished at a cost of £27 million provides comprehensive healthcare to the residents.
Cannock Job Opportunities
Business expansions in Staffordshire have created quite a few jobs in Cannock Chase District and also the town itself. The manufacturing sector accounts for a major portion of the jobs in Cannock, with foreign companies ThyssenKrupp Automotive, Finning based in this town. Customer service jobs in Cannock also prove quite rewarding with several companies operating out of the Orbital Retail Centre and Cannock Shopping Centre.
Cannock Employment Trends
Recent news from Express and Star reveals that unemployment in Cannock, Rugeley and Hednesford had halved compared to last year, and 650 new businesses were set up in Cannock in 2014. According to reports from Shropshirelive.com, Persimmon Homes - one of the largest home builders - is planning to launch new sites in Cannock and Penkridge towards the end of this year.
Another recent news from Express and Star features TK Maxx's plans to launch a new department store at the Gateway retail park in Cannock, generating 40 full and part-time retail jobs. The firm also plans to hire temporary Christmas staff soon. Sofa Works has already set shop here, creating 15 jobs. Burger King and Costa Coffee outlets are expected to open shortly. This retail site is expected to create at least 100 jobs in Cannock.