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Isle of Wight's new store to create 450 jobs

Mon 20 Dec 2010

Isle of Wight's new store to create 450 jobs

As many as 450 new jobs will be created on the Isle of Wight as a result of a new supermarket coming to the island.

Should Asda be granted planning permission to move forward with proposals for a 45,000 square foot outlet in Newport, the project is expected to open up opportunities for local contractors who would be employed to build the shop.

Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group described the news of the 450 new jobs for the Isle of Wight as "marvellous".

A spokesperson added: "It means we're seeing further evidence of a national economic recovery and it's in the remote regions as much as the major metropolitan conglomerations that this rejuvenation matters."

Newport businessman Mike McGrath's concerns that corner shops in the area could close down as a result of the new store were rubbished by the spokesperson, who said the new jobs at Asda would cover any losses.

Earlier in the year, Waitrose opened its first ever store on the Isle of Wight.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800301822-ADNFCR

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