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13,577 Jobs in Blackburn

Blackburn is a town in Lancashire, in the north of England. Located north of the West Pennine Moors, the town is roughly eight miles east of Preston and 21 miles north-west of Manchester. The borough has a population of approximately 149,000, making it the biggest in the wider Lancashire area. The majority of people in the borough can be found living and working in the towns of Blackburn and Darwen. Once famous as an industrial textile centre, Blackburn has seen a number of new sectors emerge in recent years.

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With an increasing number of jobs and employers found in and around Blackburn, there is often a variety of options open to job seekers. There are approximately 4,900 businesses operating in the area, as well as a large number of public authorities, all of which combine to create many jobs in Blackburn.

Whilst the majority of employers and jobs are in the private sector, more people can now be found working in the public sector in Blackburn than the national average. Once focused on manufacturing, numerous new sectors have emerged in the region. Notable employers in Blackburn can now be found in the following industries:

  • Professional scientific & technical services
  • Business administration & support services
  • Retail & wholesale
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Education

There is a growing number of reasons why more and more people are working and living in Blackburn. Located near beautiful national parks as well as northern powerhouse cities such Manchester and Liverpool, the town offers those working in and around Blackburn with a good work/life balance.

The town itself is home to a number of galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and bars, as well as excellent entertainment and leisure facilities. The town and surrounding region are extremely multicultural, including large Indian and Pakistani communities, and helping to create a vibrant and dynamic culture in the area. Thanks to the growing local economy, a variety of employers and jobs are based in the town, ensuring more and more people are working in Blackburn.

Thanks to its varied economy, a number of large employers are operating in the Blackburn region. Whilst public sector jobs in Blackburn focus around the County Council and local NHS Trusts, private sector employers cover a variety of industries in Blackburn. Many people working in Blackburn are in sectors such as finance, retail, manufacturing and health. Notable companies in the region include Crown Paints, Euro Garages and Herbert Parkinson (John Lewis supplier).