Sutherland's Economy at a Glance Sutherland overflows with dramatic coastlines, Highlands scenery and seaside villages, making the rural area a prime region for agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying and construction. Sutherland's economy is often grouped with Caithness, offering a joint economy that is also strong on health and social work, retail, lodging and food services. Tourism is also an important component to Sutherland’s economy, enriched by Assynt's popular nature reserves, Dornoch's resort and historic castle and Golspie’s beaches. Sutherland is part of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise scheme to further develop the region's tourism, university, energy, financial and business services and food and drink sectors. Top Jobs in Sutherland About 13 percent of Sutherland and Caithness jobs are in factories, with roughly the same percentage in wholesale and retail trade jobs. Construction employs approximately 11 percent of regional workers. Agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining, quarrying and utilities; accommodation and food services; public administration and defence and education each contribute about 8 percent of local jobs. How to Get Hired Landing a job in Sutherland isn't complicated if you begin with a strong CV that catches the attention of local hiring managers. To help you with your job hunt, LiveCareer offers hundreds of CV samples for many different job titles, so you can review what makes a standout CV.
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