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Wallasey, North West Employment Information

Wallasey Overview Wallasey is a town on the banks of the River Mersey at the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula. ...

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Wallasey Overview

Wallasey is a town on the banks of the River Mersey at the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula. With a population of 58,000 living in this seaside area of the North West, residents can enjoy the convenient connections to central Liverpool via the Kingsway Tunnel. To the east, tourists and locals flock to New Brighton during the summer months, where leisure and entertainment is never far away. Jobs in Wallasey centre on the service industry, and many take advantage of the strong transport links to commute out of town. As such, the average income in Wallasey is above average for Wirral, while mean house prices come to around £135,000, according to rightmove.co.uk.

Wallasey Job Opportunities

Wallasey’s excellent transport links to Liverpool and wider afield mean that many businesses can base their distribution centres locally and create jobs in Wallasey. Operations and logistics jobs cover many specialities, from HGV driving to warehouse management. To be an HGV driver, the ability to plan ahead and manoeuvre large vehicles safely is vital. In a warehouse environment, planning skills are equally vital, alongside a good level of fitness for manual handling. During the summer months, part-time jobs may become available in the tourism sector for those interested in hospitality and entertainment. New Brighton is popular for its leisure attractions and walking trails during this time.

Wallasey Employment Trends

The jobs Wallasey benefits from the most are in the service sector, which has overtaken production as the number one source of employment. Despite this, production is still important to the local economy, and recent investment in the Burton’s Biscuits plant shows exactly why. The company invested £5 million towards improvements to the site in Moreton. Overall, unemployment fell to 1,370 in June, 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics, showing that many job seekers are finding work in the local area.

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