Thirty-five new jobs have been created after a new £500,000 Home Bargains store opened its doors in Langley Mill at the weekend.
The discount retailer says it has brought up to 30 store asstistant jobs to the community as well as five management positions, with its latest store in The Acorns Centre on Station Road.
This will be the second Home Bargains store to open in the area, with an additional store on High Street in Heanor.
Joe Morris, operations director, said: “Home Bargains is excited to be opening our store in Langley Mill and we look forward to welcoming new customers. We’re thrilled to be in a position to offer local people even more top branded goods at exceptionally low prices!”
The new store opened its doors on Saturday, July 7, at 8.30am. The firm has plans to open another 50 stores in the next twelve months, the discount retailer is bucking current trends in the retail industry.
The 11,000 sq ft store will give shoppers the chance to get their hands on the latest bargains, including homewares.health and beauty, household, sweets and snacks, home style and drinks and alcohol. The shop opens in premises formerly used by supermarket Netto- which was closed in October last year after Asda, which bought out the 200-strong Netto chain of stores earlier in the year.
Cath Mitchell, area manager, has been overseeing the renovations. She said: “It usually takes about 12 weeks to get ready for opening. I know this is a high unemployment area and I think that it’s fantastic we’ve created new jobs. I hope the poeple like what we’ve created. I’m sure they will.”
TJ Morris Ltd, trading as Home Bargains, was established over 30 years ago by Tom Morris, in Old Swan, Liverpool. The family-owned and run business is one of the largest Merseyside companies and now has over 270 stores in the UK, employing 7,000 staff.