Asda jobs boost - but will Worcester benefit?

Asda jobs boost - but will Worcester benefit?

Asda jobs boost - but will Worcester benefit?

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JOBSEEKERS in Worcester have been left wondering whether they could benefit from new jobs created by a supermarket giant.

Asda announced yesterday (Monday) that it will be creating 12,000 jobs across the UK in the coming years.

However, bosses at the supermarket, which has a branch in Silver Street, Worcester, were tight-lipped over the locations of the new positions.

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the news.

"Supporting business, creating jobs and cutting taxes are all part of our long-term economic plan," he said.

"I am delighted that Asda is continuing to invest heavily in the UK, creating another 12,000 jobs that will give people financial security for the future.”

Mr Cameron met with Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart, which owns Asda.

“It has been a pleasure to meet with the Prime Minister and reaffirm Walmart’s commitment to investing in the UK," said Mr McMillon.

"We know that the UK is a great place to do business and since Walmart acquired Asda 15 years ago we have been able to invest £8bn in the UK economy – creating over 100,000 jobs, opening 342 new Asda stores and bringing lower prices to millions of customers.

“Asda recognised the change in its market and took early action to develop and implement a strategy that will see it grow - creating more new jobs and bringing real value to more customers in the UK.”

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10:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

b1ackb1rd says...

12, 000 jobs PROVIDED you allow Asda unlimited access to build on out of town green field sites without bothering them with planning nonsense??
12, 000 jobs PROVIDED you allow Asda unlimited access to build on out of town green field sites without bothering them with planning nonsense?? b1ackb1rd
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3:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

truth must out says...

b1ackb1rd wrote:
12, 000 jobs PROVIDED you allow Asda unlimited access to build on out of town green field sites without bothering them with planning nonsense??
..........and??
[quote][p][bold]b1ackb1rd[/bold] wrote: 12, 000 jobs PROVIDED you allow Asda unlimited access to build on out of town green field sites without bothering them with planning nonsense??[/p][/quote]..........and?? truth must out
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4:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Asda claims to provide job opportunities by opening new stores, but according to a survey by the British Retail Forum an average of 276 jobs is lost for every new supermarket that opens in the UK.
Would people be so keen to have Asda if they traded under the name of their parent company - Walmart?
Any profits made by Asda are likely to be returned to the parent company rather than stay in the local area. i.e. Any profits will get sent to America at the expense of this country.
For more information about the trading practices of Asda try reading this article
http://www.corporate
watch.org/?lid=800
Then having thought about it decide whether you want to give up greenbelt land to this company.
Asda claims to provide job opportunities by opening new stores, but according to a survey by the British Retail Forum an average of 276 jobs is lost for every new supermarket that opens in the UK. Would people be so keen to have Asda if they traded under the name of their parent company - Walmart? Any profits made by Asda are likely to be returned to the parent company rather than stay in the local area. i.e. Any profits will get sent to America at the expense of this country. For more information about the trading practices of Asda try reading this article http://www.corporate watch.org/?lid=800 Then having thought about it decide whether you want to give up greenbelt land to this company. New Kid on the Block
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7:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Guy66 says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
Asda claims to provide job opportunities by opening new stores, but according to a survey by the British Retail Forum an average of 276 jobs is lost for every new supermarket that opens in the UK.
Would people be so keen to have Asda if they traded under the name of their parent company - Walmart?
Any profits made by Asda are likely to be returned to the parent company rather than stay in the local area. i.e. Any profits will get sent to America at the expense of this country.
For more information about the trading practices of Asda try reading this article
http://www.corporate

watch.org/?lid=800
Then having thought about it decide whether you want to give up greenbelt land to this company.
I love Walmart the only place you can buy dairy a hand gun and truck parts under one roof!
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: Asda claims to provide job opportunities by opening new stores, but according to a survey by the British Retail Forum an average of 276 jobs is lost for every new supermarket that opens in the UK. Would people be so keen to have Asda if they traded under the name of their parent company - Walmart? Any profits made by Asda are likely to be returned to the parent company rather than stay in the local area. i.e. Any profits will get sent to America at the expense of this country. For more information about the trading practices of Asda try reading this article http://www.corporate watch.org/?lid=800 Then having thought about it decide whether you want to give up greenbelt land to this company.[/p][/quote]I love Walmart the only place you can buy dairy a hand gun and truck parts under one roof! Guy66
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10:00pm Tue 8 Apr 14

CJH says...

This has been made a 'local' story out of almost nothing. First, we already have a recently built Asda, so Worcester has already benefitted. Second, the statement says that this will be over several YEARS, so I think it unlikely any jobseeker will be holding their breath to be off benefits by the end of the month, and frankly it's unfair to give them false hope. I'd like to know how many jobseekers the WN canvassed to be able to make this statement. Whoever wrote this story needs a large reality check.
This has been made a 'local' story out of almost nothing. First, we already have a recently built Asda, so Worcester has already benefitted. Second, the statement says that this will be over several YEARS, so I think it unlikely any jobseeker will be holding their breath to be off benefits by the end of the month, and frankly it's unfair to give them false hope. I'd like to know how many jobseekers the WN canvassed to be able to make this statement. Whoever wrote this story needs a large reality check. CJH
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