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Rushden Overview Rushden, the largest town in East Northamptonshire, is home to around 30,000 residents and has a rich ...

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Rushden Overview

Rushden, the largest town in East Northamptonshire, is home to around 30,000 residents and has a rich history in the shoemaking industry. While jobs in Rushden have diversified in recent years, a number of shoemakers are still based in the town, including Sanders and DB Shoes. For entertainment in Rushden, many locals like to spend their free time at The Pemberton Centre, a leisure facility with conference rooms, gyms and a sports hall. The Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre development will also soon provide residents with a modern and exciting leisure and retail space on the outskirts of town. House prices in Rushden average just over £182,000, which is lower than Higham Ferrers, according to rightmove.co.uk.

Rushden Job Opportunities

Jobs in Rushden are strong in a range of industries, including IT, healthcare and construction. The building of a new shopping centre in the town is just one example of the local projects providing valuable construction jobs for people in the area. This industry requires many types of experts from carpenters to mechanical engineers, and young job-seekers will appreciate the variety of apprentice jobs often advertised for starting a career in this sector. The town's position in the Midlands is ideal for distribution companies wanting to reach wider areas easily. Operations and logistics jobs regularly become available in this industry at warehouses and other facilities throughout the Rushden area.

Rushden Employment Trends

The new Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre, costing £50 million, will generate a variety of jobs for the local economy and attract new investment. It's estimated that the Centre, which will feature hotels, restaurants and shops, will create 2,000 jobs in retail, hospitality and a selection of other important sectors. Official labour market statistics show that for the wider Northamptonshire county, 78.9% of working age residents were in employment between January 2015 and December 2015, a significant improvement on the figures in 2013 and 2014.

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