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Glossop, Midlands Employment Information

Glossop Overview The market town of Glossop is a picturesque location to find employment in across a variety of ...

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Glossop Overview

The market town of Glossop is a picturesque location to find employment in across a variety of sectors. Situated just east of Manchester in the north of Derbyshire, the town is known as the "Gateway to the Peak District," as many stop-off in Glossop on their way to the national park. Glossop jobs are, therefore, strong in the tourism industry, as well as traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction. A low crime rate is another plus-point for the 33,000 residents, who enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and cheap living costs in the town; rent costs in this former mill town average £610, according to home.co.uk.

Glossop Job Opportunities

Glossop jobs are strongest in manufacturing, construction and tourism. In manufacturing, the presence of companies such as Glossop Cartons (packaging maker), AF Fasteners Ltd (precision fasteners) and Bowker Machinery Ltd mean engineering jobs and trade jobs such as joinery may become available. Good practical and teamwork skills are important for the manufacturing environment. Elsewhere, those with listening, communication and commercial awareness skills may want to look out for marketing and sales jobs advertised by the likes of Fig Creative, a marketing and design agency in Glossop. Other notable companies in the area include:

  • TH Plastics (machinery supplier)
  • Interlith (Derby) Ltd. (printers)
  • Spire Construction
  • Crofter Construction Ltd.

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Glossop Employment Trends

Glossop is located in the borough of High Peak, where the percentage of those in employment was 75.4% between July 2014 and June 2015 (ONS). This represents an improvement on the figures for the previous two periods, so jobseekers should find encouragement in this as more Glossop jobs are created. In recent years, plans to gentrify and improve the town have been drawn up, with resources partially coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund, providing further economic encouragement for the future.

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