Home to the largest immigrant population in Northern Ireland, Dungannon, in Tyrone, is reportedly the third major town in the county. Gaelic Games and greyhound racing are a some of the local sports active here. There are also facilities for cricket, football and rugby. A couple of parks, Omniplex Cinemas, several primary, a handful of secondary schools, and churches are but a few public amenities in town. Located close to the M1 motorway to Belfast, only a 40-minute drive away, Dungannon is served by regular local bus services, as well. The nearest railway station is, however, at Portadown – a 25-minute drive from the town.
Dungannon Job Opportunities
Linen production and agriculture were the prime drivers of the local economy a few decades ago. The light industry and the food sector are currently the major industrial employers. Supermarkets in town, such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s, continue to offer retail jobs, as well as customer service jobs in Dungannon. The presence of industrial firms also ensures a steady source of manufacturing jobs. A host of jobs in Dungannon come from the education, healthcare, finance and service sectors. The Dungannon Enterprise Centre offers office and industrial workspaces for business incubation, aside from providing guidance and support to start a new local business.
Dungannon Employment Trends
Local employment trends are promising. Westland Horticulture, as a part of its £9.6 million expansion plans, constructed a new fertiliser manufacturing plant at Dungannon Business Park in 2015, bringing 70 new jobs Dungannon’s residents can avail themselves of. Omniplex has recently launched a six-screen cinema at the Oaks Shopping Centre. The firm reportedly also has plans to launch a new restaurant at a 4,000 sq. ft. unit adjacent to the cinema, which may take several months for completion. The project not only helps improve local economy and entertainment options, but is also expected to create quite a few jobs when completed.