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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Hundreds apply for jobs at new Walney store

HUNDREDS of job hunters have applied to work at a new store which is due to open this spring.

A new Tesco Express store, which is set to open in Ocean Road on Walney, has had almost 300 applications for 16 jobs in just four days.

Tesco has said they had interviewed and recruited staff from the local area to work in the new store to bring a community feel to the shop.

Store manager, John Fearn, and his team promoted the new jobs online and received 286 applications over a four-day period with positive results which led to all vacancies being filled by local people.

Mr Fearn said: “I was thrilled by the response we received to our recruitment drive.

“In this time of economic uncertainty, it is great that we are able to create jobs for our local community and help get people back into work. I am really pleased with my new team and I’m looking forward to working with them.

“We are delighted to be opening a Tesco Express store on Ocean Road in Barrow and look forward to playing an active role in the local community.”

The store is set to open on Saturday February 23, with builders working to complete construction work at the former Ocean Road Store.

Planning permission for the scheme was granted in May of last year.

Store opening hours will be seven days a week from 6am until 11pm, and the store will have a cash machine, self-service tills, a mobile phone top-up facility, a National Lottery counter, a Click and Collect service, a bakery, beers, wines and spirits.

Parking is also available to customers at the rear of the store.

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