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WhatJobs Tips – Finding a job in Hertfordshire

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What jobs are in Hertfordshire?
There is no shortage of jobs in the county of Hertfordshire, with many opportunities for skilled and unskilled labourers. Retail and wholesale is the biggest employer in the county, employing over 120,000 people. The administrative and support service industry is the second largest provider to the economy, employing receptionists, secretaries, personal assistants, call centre staff and tech support.

The headquarters of many large well-known UK companies are located in Hertfordshire. Hemel Hempstead is home to DSG International, formerly known as Dixons Group plc, whilst Welwyn Garden city hosts Tesco and Roche UK’s headquarters. These industries provide jobs for directors, operations managers and more. Researchers and scientists can find careers in Roche pharmaceuticals. Watford is home to pub chain headquarters JD Wetherspoon as well as the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.

Job trends in Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire is located in the county and is a major employer in the area. Those working in technical jobs can find roles at EE, the largest mobile network operator in the UK and Computacenter. Those working in hospitality can find thousands of careers in Hertfordshire due to the number of chain restaurants and independent ones. Meaning bartenders, chefs, kitchen porters and more hospitality staff are all needed in the area.

What is it like living in Hertfordshire?
Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in England and is bordered by Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and London. The biggest towns include Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford and St Albans. The area is protected by a green belt and is the perfect mix between bustling city and countryside living. Hertfordshire has an overall average house price of £465,500.

Kris Paterson is a writer for whatjobs

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