Wigtownshire's Economy at a Glance A scenic and productive coastline entices thousands of visitors to Wigtownshire's towns and villages, and creates one of the registration county's biggest industries: tourism. From Cairnryan's busy ferry ports to Wigtown's annual book festival, the region's economy is spurred by tourism, employing more than 7,000 local workers. Agri-business, forestry and fishing are also important industries to the Wigtownshire economy. Wigtownshire is part of the broader Dumfries and Galloway council area, where health care, retail services, manufacturing, education and lodging/food services make up a large percentage of the region's economy. Top Jobs in Wigtownshire Employment in Wigtownshire varies broadly from town to town. Historic sites in Ardwell and Wigtown give a boost to tourism jobs; Cairnryan's port and Stranraer's harbour employ a number of transport workers, and Bladnoch's whisky distillery offer a wide range of manufacturing positions. Agriculture, including local dairies and sheep farms, account for 10 percent of the area's jobs. How to Get Hired Although nearly 90 percent of Wigtownshire companies are small businesses, a strong CV is still an important tool for landing a job here. You can find plenty of help in creating or perking up your own CV by browsing through LiveCareer's many samples and following our tips for a stellar CV.
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