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Stockton-on-Tees, Tyne-Tees Employment Information
Nestled in the north east of England, Stockton-on-Tees is an area of important cultural significance, being the place that George Stephenson's first ever passenger railway was laid and John Walker invented the friction match. Many of the buildings, especially in the centre of town, still maintain their historic architecture and, accompanied by the River Tees, provide a quaint backdrop for events such as the weekly outdoor market held in High Street, which is the largest in the north east, and the Stockton International Riverside Festival. Stockton-on-Tees is a beautiful and reasonably priced place to live with the average price of a house set at around £130,000, far lower than the national average, according to a 2010 report by the Office For National Statistics.
Stockton-on-Tees Job Opportunities
There are plenty of jobs in Stockton-on-Tees, according to a report published by Tees Valley Unlimited in 2013 which showed that the town had the highest level of overall employment in the region. Jobseekers will find that there are a huge number of jobs available in Stockton-on-Tees in almost every sector, from sales, though to engineering and other positions – with both full time or part time opportunities available.
Stockton-on-Tees Employment Trends
As well as the town having the highest levels of employment according to the Tees Valley Unlimited report, the same study identified trends in specific sectors. Stockton-on-Tees has the highest levels of employment in the Production, Construction, Retail and other service industries in the region, with one of the highest levels of full time employees and a good level of part time working opportunities. Whilst other areas in the region have seen steady declines in full time vacancies and an increase in part-time working, Stockton-on-Tees has remained relatively steady in terms of employment opportunities in both areas.