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160 jobs up for grabs at Asda at Kingsway and Quedgeley

By The Citizen  |  Posted: August 15, 2013

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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.

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  • Juniorj0nes  |  September 15 2013, 5:37PM

    Is Kingsway as bad as its reputation says it is? Thinking if moving there...

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  • Posiedon  |  August 15 2013, 4:55PM

    Yes, zero contracts have been around and it all started with Mrs Margaret Thatcher, and previous governments have done nothing to alter the fact. I will have a crack at the break down of employees. I am of the opinion that there will be more Chiefs than there will be manual workers. We have a minimum wage for employees 21 and over 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice* 2013 (from 1 October) £6.31 £5.03 £3.72 £2.68 I will they will be paid either minimum or just above. I also feel that every unemployed person in Gloucester should apply. If only to see how many replies, these applicants receive.

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  • tishwash  |  August 15 2013, 3:23PM

    @Posiedon - zero rated contracts have been around for years and years so stop trying to say it's the coalition, get your facts straight first :) Second, it would be nice to know the breakdown of jobs, but either way 160 jobs is 160 jobs, even if only a few hours, claimants can still apply and still receive a proportion of the benefits depending upon the number of hours worked, so this is a good way to get people back into work. I would also go as far as to suggest perhaps every claimant in Gloucester that is physically able to do supermarket work should apply for these jobs and if they don't then we should ask "why not" as a claimant you should be doing everything to get off the benefits.

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  • huccydave  |  August 15 2013, 2:26PM

    My sentiments exactly Poseidon.

  • Posiedon  |  August 15 2013, 10:15AM

    How many times have we heard this tag line 160 NEW JOBS? Usually this is something place before the Planning Committee with an application to build something that will create on or two jobs. Question how many will be nights for loading shelves? What shift pattern will they be? How many part timers will be among the 160? Now we have the most important Question what type of contracts will these (exaggerated) 160 employees be given? Let's hope that this New ASDA don not move into the rounds of ZERO Rated contract, which this Coalition are allowing employers to issue without any challenge from them.

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