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Haverfordwest, Wales Employment Information

Haverfordwest Overview The market town of Haverfordwest is an important administrative and commercial hub for the ...

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Haverfordwest Overview

The market town of Haverfordwest is an important administrative and commercial hub for the county of Pembrokeshire in Wales. A number of vital road networks in the wider area converge on the town, helping to generate jobs in Haverfordwest in a range of sectors. For the 11,000 residents, there is plenty to see and do in the town, and especially in the newly-developed shopping centre located on the river-side, where an impressive selection of retail outlets complements a relaxed shopping experience. Those looking to move to the area will be pleased with the comparatively low house prices, which averaged around £111,000 in January 2016 – cheaper than Pembroke and Neyland, according to home.co.uk.

Haverfordwest Job Opportunities

Respected institutions such as Pembrokeshire College and Withybush General Hospital provide a range of rewarding public sector jobs in Haverfordwest. Healthcare jobs are particularly strong locally due to an ageing population. Anyone looking to make a difference in the community will enjoy a career in healthcare, regardless of whether it's in a care home or at the local hospital. The service industry also generates many opportunities for local residents throughout the town, with customer service and finance jobs being notably strong. A position in finance often requires commercial awareness, IT skills, integrity and good problem solving skills.

Haverfordwest Employment Trends

There have been a number of developments throughout the town in recent years. Back in 2009, a new sports and leisure centre was built just outside the town centre costing £8 million. Another recent addition was the river-side shopping centre, where new space to accommodate retail units benefited the local economy greatly. Likewise, the outer Withybush suburb was the location for a retail development in 2010, and is now home to popular outlets such as Marks & Spencer and Debenham's. These investments in the local area have created greater opportunities for jobseekers with skills in customers service and sales.

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