Long-term unemployed celebrate graudation to Tesco delivery centre in Erith
PUBLISHED: 13:48 30 September 2013 | UPDATED: 15:50 30 September 2013
Almost 100 local long-term unemployed people celebrated jobs at Tesco's new home delivery centre in Erith on Friday.
The supermarket giant has provided training for those who have been out of work for more than six months and 84 people graduated to take up jobs at the centre in Church Manor Way.
In total there will be 650 jobs created at the delivery centre, which is due to open at the end of October.
Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce said: “The creation of 650 jobs will inject new life into the community after what has been a very difficult few years.”
Bexley Council leader Cllr Teresa O’Neill added: “I am delighted that Tesco has chosen to build its centre in Erith, bringing new investment and jobs to the borough.”