The seaside resort of Littlehampton offers plenty to see and do on a day out, with stunning beaches along the Sussex Coast to explore and a variety of shops in the town centre, which help to boost jobs in Littlehampton. Compared to nearby Rustington, Littlehampton is a low-cost option for housing and is considerably cheaper than wider areas such as Angmering-On-Sea (rightmove.co.uk). Other attractions include the stunning modern architecture seen at the beachfront, like the uniquely-designed East Beach Café and the Stage By the Sea, which come alive during the summer months when many tourists visit the area.
Littlehampton Job Opportunities
Jobs in Littlehampton centre mainly on the retail, manufacturing, and health and social work sectors. Due to an ageing population in the town, many healthcare jobs offer opportunities for those who love to help other people, with positions in care home management, support work and nursing often becoming available. Littlehampton's strong industrial sector also helps to create a range of manufacturing jobs for production operatives, machine operators and engineers. The most notable company employing in a variety of positions is The Body Shop, which has its headquarters based in the town and relies on many marketers, sales people, customer service representatives and administrators to function effectively.
Littlehampton Employment Trends
Littlehampton's riverbank area is currently the subject of significant investment from the Government, the Environment Agency and local Councils. Around £14 million is being invested in the area in order to improve flood defences, transport infrastructure and the coastal pathways, which will help to attract more tourists, businesses and further investment in the future. In the West Sussex County to which Littlehampton belongs, the percentage of working age people in employment was recorded as 78.9% between October 2014 and September 2015, which is around a 2% improvement on the lows of 2011 (ONS).