Worksop is a town in Nottinghamshire with a history dating back to the 11th century. Located on the River Ryton, the town is close to Sheffield, Nottingham and Lincoln, where a growing number of the town's 44,970 residents commute to work. Jobs in Worksop used to be dominated by traditional industries such as coal mining, but nowadays employment is moving toward a mix of sectors, providing a range of opportunities for jobseekers in areas such as the service industry (Annual Business Enquiry, 2008). The town has good links to the A60, A1 and M1, which is a benefit that has attracted a number of distribution companies in recent years. Rent costs average £477 in the town, according to home.co.uk.