Supermarket chain Tesco is to create 200 new jobs as part of an expansion. The company has announced plans for seven new stores and six mobile phone shops across the country. 80 of the jobs will be filled before the end of the year as part of the €70 million investment. The announcement was being made in Cork, where Tesco is opening a new express convenience store on Douglas Road. It is one of five due to open this year, with the others in Dublin.
The company is to hire another 14 staff to work in mobile phone shops in existing stores, while eighteen graduates are being hired for its head office. Tesco said 120 new jobs will be created when it opens two new stores next year in Dundalk and Dun Laoghaire. The retailer already employs 15,000 staff in Ireland, and is one of the country’s biggest private sector employers. The company is said to be worth €2.7 billion to the Irish economy.
The retailer is also recruiting 18 third level graduates, as part of its company’s graduate jobs and training schemes. These graduates will be based in stores around the country and at Tesco’s head office in Dun Laoghaire and will involve training internationally as well as Ireland. The new “Express convenience stores” will be in Cork (Douglas Road), College Green (Dublin), Dorset Street (Dublin), Leonards Corner (Dublin), and Glasnevin Avenue (Dublin).
The new Tesco Mobile phone shops will be in Maynooth, Tallaght, Drogheda, Clearwater (Dublin), Wilton (Cork), and Clarehall (Dublin).