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Looking for job vacancies in Leeds?

Anyone looking for job vacancies in Leeds has a lot to choose from. The economy is very diverse which has enabled it to cope with the economic recession much better than other cities. The service sector is the largest contributor to the economy and offers a huge variety of employment opportunities.

The largest employer in the area is Leeds City Council, with 35,000 staff. Jobs are available in roles ranging from cooks to engineers. Jobseekers can search for vacancies and apply online using the careers pages of the council's website.

The financial and business services sector is very strong in Leeds. First Direct, Yorkshire Bank, Santander, HBOS, Direct Line and TD Waterhouse have large operations in the city. Checking these companies' websites or jobsites such as jobsfinancial.com and efinancialcareers.co.uk will provide information on employment opportunities.

The city is home to some large manufacturers including Carlsberg, Arla Foods, AETC, Nampak Cartons, Lever Faberge and Schneider Electric. Applying speculatively with a CV and cover letter and speaking with managers and HR personnel can yield results.

A large number of people are employed in the retail sector in the city. Briggate, Corn Exchange, Victoria Quarter and Commercial Street are busy districts.

Job seekers should check local newspapers, jobsites and Job Centres regularly. Cold calling, networking and dropping into businesses in the area to enquire about vacancies should be considered.

Recruitment agencies have first-hand knowledge of job vacancies in Leeds. Some of the agencies which job seekers should register with include:

  • Reed Recruitment; 5A South Parade. Tel: 0113 394 2940.
  • Blue Arrow; 18 Park Row. Tel: 0113 242 7288.
  • Office Angels; 123 The Headrow. Tel: 0113 245 1428.

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