Newport Marks and Spencer store to create 62 jobs
1:10pm Friday 4th January 2013 in Gwent news
A TOTAL of 62 new jobs will be brought to the area when the new Marks and Spencer store opens at Newport Retail Park later this month.
More than a third of the new jobs will come through the Marks and Spencer work programme ‘Marks & Start’.
Working with charities Remploy and Gingerbread, Marks & Start will provide 26 jobs at the Newport store for those who have previously been out of work for a long period of time.
The Argus previously reported how the old store at Commercial Street, Newport, will close on January 16 with the new store opening in Spytty the following day.
The new staff will join staff moving from the old store with 152 workers being based at the new store in total.
The new 39,000 sq ft store will include a 120-seat café and will bring womenswear fashion range Per Una to the area for the first time.
The store will also have a modern food hall and free car parking.
Store manager, Pradeep Patel, said: “We are starting to see howthe store is going to look and it is fantastic.
“We know our customers will benefit greatly from the more spacious store and all that it has to offer.”