Horsham Overview Horsham, originally a market town, has grown over the years to include several small neighbouring ...
Horsham, originally a market town, has grown over the years to include several small neighbouring suburbs. This commuter town is well-connected to London, Dorking, Worthing, Crawley and Gatwick by train and bus. The Gatwick Airport is just 20km away, and supports other modes of travel.
The Horsham Park, museum, swimming pool, skating park, leisure centre and gym are but a few community facilities here – apart from the local hospital, fire station, law court, and schools. A theatre, a couple of cinema screens, good restaurants and a library add to the facilities here. The local economy currently is driven by the services and technology sectors. Printing, brewing and brick-making– industries that were once major employers still find a presence in this town, providing the likes of construction jobs. Several polls in the past have named Horsham a safe place to live, with relatively low crime rates and better economic and health conditions.
Horsham Job Opportunities
There's really no dearth of jobs in Horsham as far as the services and retail sectors are considered. IBM, Creative Assembly (game developer), RSA Insurance, RSPCA, Horsham Home Care, and several big retailers such as Swan Walk, John Lewis Store, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, and Tesco have a presence in Horsham, creating quite a few jobs such as IT jobs in Horsham as and when vacancies surface.
Horsham Employment Trends
Unemployment continues to fall through the country and Horsham is no exception. JSA claimant numbers reportedly have fallen by 267 over the last six months. The private sector has been able to generate jobs in Horsham and other parts of the West Sussex County as well.
Pharmaceutical major Novartis recently moved out of Horsham, moving nearly 500 jobs out of the town. A leading remote corrosion monitoring firm, Permasense, based in Horsham recently set up an office in Houston, USA, expanding its operations overseas. Companies based in Horsham offer a good choice of jobs across sectors.