Situated close to the border with Suffolk, the pleasant Norfolk market town of Diss has long been a centre of employment and commerce, often attracting visitors from the nearby villages and hamlets as well as from destinations further afield. The town has a permanent population of about 7,500 inhabitants, but this swells at weekends when many shoppers arrive from its large catchment area. The location of Diss in the East of England is reflected in its cost of living which is similar to other locations in East Anglia. Despite having rail services to and from London, house prices in the town tend to be a bit lower when compared to the region as a whole.
Diss Job Opportunities
Diss boasts two modern industrial estates which lie to the east of the town centre. They are home to a wide range of businesses providing goods and services. There is a number of manufacturing and fabrication firms which operate from these estates, so manufacturing jobs of all kinds can be found. Partly down to the convenient location of Diss in the heart of East Anglia, there are usually opportunities to be found in operations and logistics jobs, too, with many firms using the town as a regional hub, if not serving as their headquarters.
Diss Employment Trends
Being a market town with a catchment area of up to 40,000 people, Diss has long been a place to find retail work with plenty of high-street shops. One of the recent trends has been for boutique retailers to occupy the courtyard retail outlets in the town, providing some new jobs in Diss within independent trading environments. There are around 4,000 employers in the South Norfolk region according to the local authority, many of them providing jobs in Diss. Three quarters of these businesses are small, with five or fewer employees working full-time.