Tesco Ireland has created 49 new jobs at its Tesco Extra Dundalk store, which was officially opened today by Minister of State for Business and Employment at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ged Nash TD.
The new store, located at the site of the old Dundalk shopping centre which originally opened in 1974, took 14 months to rebuild and is 55,300 square foot. The store employs 174 people in total, 90% of whom are from the local area, with Tesco now employing almost 500 in Co. Louth and over 15,000 people nationally.
Minister Ged Nash said, “Crucial to Ireland’s recovery is consumer demand and I am delighted that with Tesco’s refurbished store is a signal of growing confidence in the retail sector. This job creation is an important boost for the area.”
Tesco Ireland Chief Operating Officer Geoff Byrne added, “We’re delighted that our colleagues who worked in the previous store have transferred to the new store meaning that we have a total of 174 people working in Tesco Extra Dundalk.”
Tesco invested €28million in the store refurbishment and the new Tesco Extra store in Dundalk features almost 25,000 product lines alone and more than 300 different lines of fruit and vegetables.
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