07/05/2009

Jobs Boost As Sainsbury's Expand Curley's Site

Sainsbury's is to create 100 jobs in its west Belfast store, it has been announced.

It's supermarket in Andersonstown will be its largest in Northern Ireland when it opens on the former Curley's site in late summer.

Sainsbury's Manager, local man, Sean Largey said: "This is an exciting time to be planning a store opening and we intend to put a store into west Belfast which will meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.

"That means matching our quality products with colleagues that are absolutely committed to meeting the needs of our customers."

David Davidson is Regional Operations Manager at Sainsbury's in Northern Ireland, he said it was a welcome boost to the local economy: "Sainsbury's is very excited at the prospect of opening our west Belfast store and in the current economic climate I know that the additional jobs take on an extra significance.

"It was also important to us that none of the staff from the former Curley's supermarket lost their jobs as a result of the change and we immediately offered them the opportunity to take up positions with Sainsbury's before beginning this recruitment process."

Andersonstown will be the supermarket chain's 11th store here.

The company currently employs 2,600 people across its 10 other centres.

(BMcC/JM)

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