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Chesterfield, Midlands Employment Information

According to business statistics published on chesterfield.co.uk (the area's official website), as the largest town in ...

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According to business statistics published on chesterfield.co.uk (the area's official website), as the largest town in the county of Derbyshire, Chesterfield has a local economy that provides jobs for 48,000 people including an estimated 20,000 inward commuters each weekday. Picturesque scenery and open countryside surround the town, which nestles on the edge of the Peak District. Chesterfield boasts one of the highest concentrations of retail business in the north of England, while its popular market and noted hostelry draw day visitors and holidaymakers. The cost of living is comparatively low too: information from Numbeo shows that house prices are around five percent lower than Sheffield and up to 20 percent less expensive than in Manchester. Founded in the first century AD, Chesterfield has a rich history spanning two millennia that is visible in the town itself as well as the surrounding area.

Chesterfield Job Opportunities

Industries which feature prominently in current listings for jobs in Chesterfield are:

The shopping districts in the town centre include Falcon Yard, the Pavements Centre as well as Vicar Lane and The Shambles. Here, candidates for sales positions, manager posts and food service staff are often in demand. Alternatively, for the technically minded, a healthy number of apprenticeships is available in this part of Derbyshire and in nearby Sheffield, whereas IT jobs in Chesterfield vary from project managers and software engineers to developers and administrators.

Chesterfield Employment Trends

Although the number of manufacturing jobs in Chesterfield has tended to reduce over recent decades, the sector still has a higher than average presence in the area, with companies such as Electraplas (a toolmaker) and System Q security products. One of the biggest employers in Chesterfield is the Royal Mail pensions and main administration centre, while other vacancies that are regularly listed include positions for warehouse operatives, cooks, credit controllers and accounts staff, management accountants and teaching assistants. As well as retail and B2B sales jobs in Chesterfield, additional vacancies can be found in nearby Rotherham, Mansfield, Worksop and Alfreton.

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