Wakefield is a rather small town in West Yorkshire; with roughly 80,000 residents. The absence of crowds is an obvious perk to life in Wakefield, but that is just the start. There is a thriving art culture — explore the Hepworth Art Gallery, and enjoy a tea or coffee at its cafe. You can also take relaxing stroll through Sculpture Park, learn something new at the National Coal Mining Museum and enjoy an ale at local pubs.
Trains connect Wakefield to nearby towns. Within 20 minutes one can travel to Leeds or Doncaster. If you need to make the jaunt to London, within two and a half hours on the train you can reach King's Cross.
Wakefield is not an expensive place to live either. Average home prices are well below the average home price in London, so you shouldn't have trouble finding an affordable place to make your own.
Wakefield Job Opportunities
Jobs in Wakefield open up a range of possibilities to skilled job-seekers. The IT, sales, accounting, web and engineering sectors all have regular openings. You may want to search for a position at such places as Search Consultancy, Sharp Consultancy, and BMS Sales Specialists.
If your attempts to find suitable jobs in Wakefield fall short, you may want to branch out and look for opportunities in Leeds or Doncaster.
Wakefield Employment Trends
Wakefield's unemployment rate is above the national average. However, it has one of the fastest growing economies in the region, so it seems reasonable to expect the unemployment rate to drop. In fact, the unemployment rate has already dropped by nearly 2% from 2013 to 2014. The region around Wakefield also boasts an improving economy.