Hamilton, in South Lanarkshire, serves as a key administrative centre for the council area. Situated on the Avon Water-River Clyde confluence, the town lies just 12 miles from Glasgow. The M74, M6 and M8 provide road connectivity to Hamilton. Express buses ply to Glasgow and parts of the UK as well. A couple of railway stations serve the town. Cycling paths are also part of the local infrastructure.
Educational requirements are addressed by three secondary schools, several primary schools and Hamilton College - a private institution. The University of the West of Scotland has a campus here. Sports clubs, entertainment facilities at the Hamilton Townhouse, Vue Cinema, parks and several other places of interest are located nearby. Average house prices in South Lanarkshire as of 2015 have spiked by 7.3 percent to £138,017.
Hamilton Job Opportunities
The local economy is powered by the service industry apart from local government jobs. Philips Inc. is also accountable for several jobs in Hamilton. A number of shopping centres such as Palace Grounds Retail Park, Regent Shopping Centre and Hamilton Retail Park generate retail jobs in Hamilton. Companies functioning at the Hamilton International Park also prove to be a valuable source of jobs in Hamilton.
Hamilton Employment Trends
Firms such as Europa Bilfinger, HSBC, Babcock Rail, Centrica, First Direct, Carillion, John Lewis, T Mobile and Scottish Power, with offices at the Hamilton International Park (HIP), employ over 6,000 staff. Other companies offering different onsite amenities at the park also generate employment opportunities.
The University of the West of Scotland is planning to cut jobs to balance its books. Plans are on to shift the university campus from its present location to the EcoCampus at Hamilton International Park. The several facilities at HIP are likely to bring in more businesses and provide employment to a qualified and skilled workforce in the region