Greenock is located in Scotland, on the banks of the River Clyde. Greenock itself is set between the towns of Gourock and Port Glasgow on the Western Central Lowlands of Scotland. The town is located on the South bank of the River Clyde, known as the tail of the bank where the Clyde expands into the Firth of Clyde.
In the past Greenock's industry was built on shipbuilding, the wool trade and sugar refining. However today none of these industries are big employers within the area. Greenock is still a busy port within the Scotland ports and employs a number of people within Greenock International Port. The cost of living of housing, council tax and general living costs are a lot lower in Greenock than compared to other large towns and cities such as Largs, Gourock and Glasgow.
Greenock Job Opportunities
Until recently the main employment sector was working within the electronics and light manufacturing industry; however, with manufacturing moving to Asia, this has declined. The decline in manufacturing in Greenock has meant that the majority of employment opportunities in the town have moved to the service industry. There are now a number of call centres within Greenock, including centres run by EE and IBM. This has created opportunities for call center jobs.
Greenock Employment Trends
River Clyde homes (RCH) announced in January 2015 plans to build 600 homes in the Broomhill area of Greenock. With this planned re-development it will bring employment and training opportunities into the area as the construction begins. At present there are no planned start dates as the plans are still in the early stages but once the construction begins opportunities for building services jobs will open up. Overall, jobs in Greenock are on the rise, with a number of vacancies within the retail and customer service sectors.