As one of the country's fastest growing commercial regions, the Northwest of England now boasts an eclectic range of recruitment opportunities with several major industries based in Leyland and the surrounding areas, complemented by considerable service sector expansion in the last few years, adding considerably to the number of jobs available.
In many parts of the UK, there has been a significant increase in the number of temporary and part-time positions on offer and in Leyland and nearby Preston this trend is particularly apparent. New businesses and public sector employers have expanded at a considerable rate and 21 century business sectors such as customer service, office and administrative work are all key drivers in the employment market. Some jobs in Leyland are home-based with occasional travel for client meetings. Many companies in the area also offer career growth opportunities for those in search of long term employment.
The local authorities and business community in Leyland have been working closely together to improve the area's infrastructure and reach to create a full service region that attracts increasing amounts of global investment. As a result, Leyland and its environs provide varied work opportunities and also offers residents a convenient, appealing lifestyle. A focused development strategy has moved the region towards becoming the third most important economic zone in the Northwest of England, after Liverpool and Manchester, and Leyland has also seen major investment in Europe.
Regeneration projects have improved access for industry and commerce with Leyland well connected to the rest of the UK, enjoying good transport links to the capital, just 2 hours away by train. Work has almost been completed on a new train station at Buckshaw Parkway, which will target commuters from Chorley and Leyland. The influx of commuters into the economy is an important part of the region's overall expansion strategy. The government's urban gateways improvement programme is bringing upgrades to the town's streets and public areas, while better regional transport links also encourage investment in the residential, retail and business sector. Such projects also lead to job creation, with a range of opportunities in the construction industry, as well as in connected service and administrative sectors.