Chorley, now known as a lively commercial area, continues to thrive and draw new residents who seek opportunities in the many businesses situated throughout the area. The lively market town was well known as the site of the Royal Ordnance Factory during World War II. More precisely, the factory was located where Buckshaw Village — a combination industrial and residential mixed-use area between Chorley and Leyland — now stands as a testament to sustainable urban planning that includes a relatively new train station and updated nearby junctions to the M6 and M61 motorways.
Recent times have seen sustained growth in the area, with the arrival of companies such as Telent, beer-pump manufacturer Porter Lancastrian, as well as defence giant BAE Systems and the North West area’s depot centre for FedEx, the worldwide shipping company. The town’s name remains familiar throughout England and worldwide partly due to the presence of The Chorley Group; the motoring company’s flagship dealership, Chorley Nissan is a large employer, as is nearby Chorley Fiat in Blackpool. Sales, clerical, housekeeping, maintenance and management positions always need filling in retail parks such as Currys and B&Q, as they do in large supermarkets such as Asda, Morrisons and Tesco, all area employers.
Familiar to many as a hub of retail shopping, Chorley provides numerous employment options for those interested in the field. Here, future-oriented job candidates will find a variety of service and support companies that include packaging, shipping and related businesses that are constantly on the lookout for new employees. Using a professional recruitment agency like Daniel Adams is vital for people new to an area, to best match their skills with appropriate large companies and smaller firms, to create lasting and mutually satisfying relationships. Recruitment agencies also know many details of area housing, community support groups, services aimed at families with children, and so forth.
Chorley currently has a population approaching 42,000, although the wider borough that also includes surrounding villages had an overall population of 101,991 in 2001. Some of the benefits of the town’s urban renewal efforts include the Market Walk shopping centre, vehicle-free shopping areas and other attractions that encourage families to move to this area for a life that not only includes rewarding work, but also a lifestyle conducive to long-term employment and overall satisfaction. Employees and their families can also rest assured knowing that Chorley is served by the reputable Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.