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Barnsley is a town in south Yorkshire and the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. Surrounded by several small villages, the town is located 16-miles north of Sheffield and 22-miles south of Leeds. An increasing number of people can be found working in and around Barnsley, with the population standing at around 250,000. Famous for coal and glass making, the town was once home to 70 coal pits, all of which are now closed. The town still has a strong  glass making sector, as well as being home to the HQ of The National Union of Mineworkers. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town also has a thriving cultural scene, including theatres, art galleries and museums.

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Thanks to its location, infrastructure and recent investment, a growing number of employers and jobs can be found in and around Barnsley. Many people working in Barnsley can be found in one of the many new business parks that have been created on the sites of former coal mines. Thanks to its strategic location, the logistics sector continues to grow, with many employers and jobs found in this industry in the Barnsley region.

The town’s central location is also reflected in the recent decision by Hermes is to invest £60 million in a new parcel distribution hub near the town. The facility is expected to create thousands of jobs in and around Barnsley. Other notable private sector employers include retail, manufacturing, wholesale & warehouse, whilst the NHS and local council are the biggest public sector employers in Barnsley.

There are a number of reasons why you should consider working in Barnsley. Not only does the town offer good retail and entertainment, but it is close enough to major cities in the region to allow you to easily visit. Furthermore, the stunning surrounding countryside and quick access to national parks, means that many people working in Barnsley enjoy a good work/life balance.

Thanks to its central location, new employers from different industries are being attracted to the region, helping to create jobs and keep the local job market strong. With continued investment and improvements in infrastructure, the local economy is predicted to continue growing, with logistics, retail, engineering and manufacturing all expected to provide new jobs in the future in Barnsley.

Small, medium and large-sized companies can be found in the Barnsley region. Online retailer ASOS is based in Barnsley, while Premier Foods, the largest cake bakery in Europe, is also based in the town. Many people can also be found working at one of the many glass manufacturers still operating, whilst companies in or associated with the logistics sector continue to provide jobs in Barnsley. As an industry, retail still creates many jobs, whilst the local NHS Trust and County Council are also big employers in Barnsley.