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Forfar Overview The Scottish town of Forfar, known for its rolling hills and fertile land, is an area with traditions ...

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Forfar Overview

The Scottish town of Forfar, known for its rolling hills and fertile land, is an area with traditions in agriculture and textiles, which remain to this day. Jobs in Forfar are especially secure in the food production industry, with the town being especially famous for its traditional meat pastry, the Forfar Bridie. Attracting many tourists to this picturesque location every year is the Forfar Loch Country Park, where hill-walkers and skiers take advantage of the stunning glens, hills and mountains. The 14,000 residents in Forfar live in houses that generally sell for around £130,000, which is cheaper than nearby Kirriemuir and Letham, according to rightmove.co.uk.

Forfar Job Opportunities

As the administrative centre for the wider Angus county, jobs in Forfar offer good opportunities in reception, co-ordination and human resource positions. Administration jobs call for candidates possessing a keen eye for detail, as well as the ability to work in teams and take on many different tasks, not to mention skills in computing. Forfar is home to a range of manufacturing companies that need dependable workers in the distribution industry, as trading partners are often based across the globe. Operations and logistics jobs are all about efficiency and meeting deadlines, which is why skills in organisation, manual handling and planning are essential qualities for those hoping to work in this fast-paced industry.

Forfar Employment Trends

Official labour market statistics showed that between January 2015 and December 2015, 73.8% of working age people were in employment, which is the highest the figures have been since the October 2013 to September 2014 period. A new office complex housing the local county council is one such development that will have contributed towards this rise, as well as the improving national economy. In particular, the number of those employed in sales and customer service positions and professional occupations has increased in recent years, while elementary employment has decreased.

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