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Asda jobs boost - but will Worcester benefit?
Updated 8:36am Tuesday 8th April 2014 in News
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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