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Thirsk Overview Thirsk is a small market town in North Yorkshire with a population of approximately 5,000, according ...

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Thirsk Overview

Thirsk is a small market town in North Yorkshire with a population of approximately 5,000, according to the 2011 census. It’s famous for being the hometown of James Herriot, the author of 'All Creatures Great and Small' and it’s a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. It’s also near the larger towns of York, Harrogate, and Ripon, while London is just over two hours away by train. Thirsk is an attractive town with many interesting buildings, and its residents enjoy a good standard of living.

Thirsk Job Opportunities

There are many small to medium-size businesses in Thirsk and the surrounding areas. There’s a lively town centre with a weekly open-air market dating back to the Middle Ages. It’s also a focal point of the town's trading activities. Jobs in Thirsk are a reflection of a thriving economy based on tourism, the hospitality industry, finance, agriculture, public administration, light manufacturing, construction, education, and retail. Near the town, there is a weekly livestock auction market. There is a primary school in Thirsk and a high street with many small shops offering sales jobs and retail assistant jobs. The racecourse in Thirsk, believed by many to be the finest in Yorkshire, also provides employment to workers in the racing and equestrian fields.

Thirsk Employment Trends

In Thirsk, the two major areas of employment are the food industry and tourism. With tourists accounting for approximately one third of all employment at present, and with so much potential to develop tourism even further around York, the number of jobs Thirsk can offer is forecast to rise. There are also plenty of seasonal summer jobs connected to the tourist industry and the local farming facilities. Plans are afoot for huge offshore wind farms off the North Sea coast, which will also create many opportunities for jobs in Thirsk.

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