Working with monsters and the macabre

Spookily good post from my colleague Jane, our Information Manager!

The Careers Service Blog

Halloween’s great for dressing up and partying and the excitement it generates is good for the retail industry too. Spending on novelty goods, costumes and themed foods all contribute to making this the third biggest retail event in the UK (after Christmas and Easter), worth well over £300 million, as this brief piece from the market intelligence agency Mintel shows:  Halloween spending in UK set to reach 320 million 

Apart from the retail side, there’s money in monster experiences. If you’re someone who just can’t get enough of spooky scenarios and gruesome gigs you may be casting an envious eye on the people who are creating a career out of them.

The scare entertainment industry has expanded over the last few years. Some scare attractions, scream parks, fear farms and haunted houses operate all year round, others feature as seasonal specials hosted by less niche theme parks, or open for…

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