Blackburn

Jobs in Blackburn

A large town in Lancashire, Blackburn is a busy place with many opportunities for those looking for vacancies. Plus, it's just nine miles from Preston and 20 miles from Manchester, thus offering an easy commute for those who live or work in these other locations.

From the middle of the 13th century, Blackburn was a mill town that produced textiles - and was once known as the weaving capital of the world. The spinning jenny, was invented by local James Hargreaves in 1764 and it paved the way for Blackburn to become one of the first industrialised towns.

After the end of the second world war, Blackburn's textile sector experienced a brief boost, and then fell into decline. Along with the rest of the region, a combination of deindustrialisation and global competition meant much of the work was outsourced abroad and the town suffered economically.

Today, Blackburn is experiencing a renewal, as the economy switches from manufacturing-led industries to the service sector. However, around 20 per cent of the local workforce is still based in manufacturing, with one major employer being BAE Systems.

Other top employers in Blackburn include the local council and Blackburn College, as well as the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

The IT, finance and communications sectors also play a big part in the local economy, and many of the leading companies in these fields can be found in places like Greenbank Business Park and Shadsworth Business Park.

Live vacancies near Blackburn

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Inventory Coordinator

Andover, Hampshire

Negotiable

Role TitleInventory CoordinatorLocation AndoverRole ProfileTo assist the Inventory team in the planning and processing of cost-effective purchase order intake. To assist in supporting the Inventory te...

2 hours ago

Directors PA

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Up to £33000.00 per annum

Director's Personal Assistant - Up to £33,000 WE NEED YOU An established PA with experience of working with multiple diary's and delivering a range of secretarial and administrative tasks to aid the D...

17 hours ago

HR Business Partner

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Flexible working and excellent benefits

HR Business Partner £ competitive salary Keighley Are you looking for a new role with scope to influence change and culture? Are you an HR BP looking for a new challenge, or an HR Advisor looki...

18 hours ago

Buyer - Manufacturing / SAP

Keighley, West Yorkshire

Flexible Working and Excellent Benefits

Buyer - Manufacturing / SAP £ competitive salary Keighley Are you a Buyer with experience in Manufacturing, looking for an exciting new challenge? Would you like to work for an established company...

18 hours ago

Business Improvement Engineer

Stockport, Greater Manchester

Negotiable

Business Improvement Engineer -Stockport - Competitive Salary BenefitsWE NEED YOU A Business Improvement Engineer with the ability to identify and deliver business improvement projects / opportuniti...

18 hours ago

Commercial Buyer

Swindon, Wiltshire

Negotiable

Commercial Buyer - Swindon £Competitive Bonus Company ProfileOur client is a dynamic and bold international business looking for a commercial buyer to help diversify there supply chain. This dynamic...

21 hours ago

Project Manager

Watford, Hertfordshire

Up to £45000.00 per annum

Project Manager Watford£ 45,000Role Profile:As a Project Manager, you will have overall responsibility for managing multiple projects, with the aim of driving the business forward. Through effective o...

23 hours ago

Senior Project Manager - NPD

Watford, Hertfordshire

Up to £60000.00 per annum

Senior Project Manager Watford£ 60,000Role Profile:As a Senior Project Manager, your overall responsibilities will be to review and transform current business processes and enhance current efficiencie...

23 hours ago

IT Procurement Category Manager

Greater Manchester

£50000 - £55000 per annum Flexible working and excellent benefits

IT Procurement Category Manager £50,000 - £55,000 plus excellent benefits Greater Manchester Who you'll be working for:Our client is an established business with a number of sites across the UK.This...

1 day ago

Data Specialist - SAP

Hampton, London

£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

Master Data Analyst - SAP Hampton Area £50,000 - £60,000 Benefits Role ProfileBased in Twickenham Area, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its Analytics team with the recruitment of an exp...

1 day ago
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