Coalville is a town in the landlocked county of Leicestershire, in the Midlands region of England. The town has a population of approximately 31,000 and is situated on the A4511 trunk road between Leicester and Burton-upon-Trent, close to junction 22 of the M1 motorway, which passes through the county. Coalville has excellent road links to London, Birmingham, Manchester and elsewhere in the country, while the nearby railway stations, East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough, provide connections to Leicester and hence to London St. Pancras via the Midland Main Line. According to the Office for National Statistics, property prices and the cost of living in Coalville, as a whole, are well below the national average.
Coalville Job Opportunities
Although some mining jobs are still available in and around Coalville, East Midlands airport has replaced the local collieries as one of the major employers in the region. The labour market is dominated by manufacturing, transport and logistics jobs, although jobs in Coalville also include a reasonable selection of sales jobs, IT jobs and finance jobs.
Coalville Employment Trends
Historically, Coalville was a prosperous mining and manufacturing town but, following the closure of the mines and large factories, the labour market shifted away from blue-collar jobs, and jobs in Coalville became fewer and less well paid. Nevertheless, the proximity of East Midlands Airport and major arterial routes through the East Midlands, such as the A42 and A50 trunk roads and the M1 and M42, make Coalville an ideal warehouse destination and it is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.In January 2016, North West Leicestershire District Council unveiled the Coalville Project, which aims to regenerate and build confidence in the town. The Council has already invested heavily in several projects that are already underway, including offering grants for the improvements of shop fronts on Hotel Street and High Street.