Tesco delivery centre in Erith to create 650 jobs
PUBLISHED: 15:34 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:34 17 July 2013
A new Tesco online delivery centre in Erith will create 650 jobs - and more than 100 of these positions will go to local people who have been unemployed for six months or more.
The Dot Com Centre, in Church Manorway, will also mean an improved home delivery service for shoppers in the area and the supermarket giant is working with Bexley Council and Jobcentre Plus to find local unemployed people.
They will be given an eight-week pre-employment training programme to ease their return to work.
Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce said: “I am really pleased that Tesco will be opening their Dot Com Centre in Erith later this year. The creation of 650 jobs will inject new life into the community after what has been a very difficult few years.
“The Tesco Regeneration Partnership Programme is an excellent way to incentivise people to apply for vacancies after experiencing long-term unemployment.”
Council leader Teresa O’Neill said: “I am delighted that Tesco has chosen to build its centre in Erith, bringing new investment and jobs to the borough.”
The centre is due to open at the end of October and recruitment has started.
Visit stores.tesco-careers.com and search for Erith to apply.