70 new jobs created at Chesterfield superstore
Chesterfield Borough Council and Jobcentre Plus have worked with one of the town’s newest superstores, The Range, to appoint 70 employees for the store.
The Range, which opened on 29th June on Lordsmill Street, offers more than 65,000 products across 16 departments including DIY, homewares, furniture, lighting, arts and crafts and garden.
The Council and Jobcentre Plus helped The Range to find suitable venues for the interviews and inductions which were part-funded by the Council’s Working Neighbourhoods Fund in order to support unemployed people into the posts.
The Range successfully recruited 70 employees from the two interview days, 16 of whom were local unemployed people claiming Job Seekers Allowance. A further five local unemployed people were also offered work experience with a view of permanent employment if positions become available.
Councillor John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: “We’re obviously keen that any new, or existing employer, in the town takes on unemployed people within the borough so we’re delighted that The Range has located to Chesterfield and that so many people will now be in employment as a result. A similar project was carried out at Turning Point in Mastin Moor where we worked with Jobcentre Plus and Chesterfield College to secure jobs for local people in their new Mental Health Unit.”
Angela Stansfield, Employer & Partnership Manager at Jobcentre Plus said: “By working in partnership with the Council we were able to support unemployed people into these jobs which is always a great boost to the local economy.”
Source:Chesterfield Borough Council