PEOPLE looking for work in Quedgeley and Kingsway are being urged to dust off their CVs with Asda on the way.
The supermarket, which opens on October 14 in Kingsway, is creating 160 new jobs, and the recruitment process has begun.
A mixture of full-time and seasonal positions are still to be filled at the new 25,000sq ft supermarket.
County councillor Barry Kirby (L, Grange and Kingsway) said: “Being so close to Kingsway makes it an ideal place for people living there to work. It will hugely cut down on travel costs.
“There is unemployment in Kingsway and Quedgeley but people here are quite innovative in their working lives.
“But there are a lot of families and this would suit them down to the ground as parents could potentially take on a part-time position to suit their lifestyles.”
He added: “The general feeling is positive towards the supermarket and it will provide much-needed competition for what we already have here.
“I would definitely encourage people living in the area to apply for the jobs going.”
Russ Elkins, store manager at Asda Quedgeley, said: “We’re feeling very positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and are still keen to hear from those interested in a retail career with Asda.
“We think customers are going to be delighted with the new store. We hope they will be bowled over by the range and can expect the same great value and savings as they find in our larger stores.
“We are all eager to get the doors open.
“Local residents can also look forward to the launch of our Quedgelely Community Life initiative, which we’ll be announcing in the very near future.”
Those interested should visit www.asda.com/jobs, click the “search & apply” icon at the top right of the web page, then click “hourly paid roles”, then “search openings” and finally choose “Quedgeley” from the location drop down menu.