With a history that dates back to Roman times, York is nevertheless a modern city with a busy commercial centre at its ...
With a history that dates back to Roman times, York is nevertheless a modern city with a busy commercial centre at its heart. With its well-regarded higher educational institutions and good links by road and rail, the population stands at 202,400 inhabitants being recorded at the last census. York is a hub for many public services for the local area, and the police, fire service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service all have headquarters in the city. The central part of York also has a bustling night economy. York lies about two hours from London by its high-speed rail link. Despite the cheaper cost of living for residents than those that are found in the capital, the latest house price figures show that the average cost of a home in the city is £267,000.
York Job Opportunities
Tourism makes up a great deal of the economy in York. With visitor attractions such as the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum and York Dungeon, there are plenty of reasons for visitors to come. As well as direct employment, the tourism and leisure sector also supports jobs in York's hotels, B&Bs, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes. The City of York Council has more than 5,000 employees, making it the one of the city's most important employers. Nestlé, located on Haxby Road, has a similar number of people on their payroll in food production. The University of York and the Shepherd Building Group are also both significant employers based in the city.
York Employment Trends
Public sector jobs in York have declined during the years of austerity. The local council, for example, used to employ 2,000 or so additional staff. Nevertheless, the city has adapted well and, in 2015, a local report stated that nearly 40,000 jobs in the York region were conducted by home workers, employed on a flexible basis. Figures for unemployment in the city fell by as much as 16% in 2016 from the previous 12 months, with less than 1,000 people seeking jobs in York at that time.