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Tesco adds to staff numbers in Consett store move
A SUPERMARKET says it will create more than 100 new North-East jobs at a store.
Tesco is closing its store in Delves Lane, Consett, County Durham, and opening £2.5m premises on former steelworks land in Genesis Way.
The company says it is taking on 114 new workers in the move, who will join 157 existing staff moving from the current store.
Bosses say the Delves Lane outlet, which closes on Wednesday, October 23, will be put up for sale.
The new store will open on Thursday, October 24.
Gary Ewart, store manager, said: “There were so many great applicants for jobs and the new store will offer customers everything they need.”
The development was initially given the backing of the now defunct Derwentside District Council in 2009, though councillors had been advised to reject the plans over worries it would be detrimental to the local economy.
The plan had to be referred to the Government Office North-East because the application was at odds with the existing local plan.
But the office ruled that no public inquiry was necessary and Durham County Council's planning committee approved the plans in 2011.
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