Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Sainsbury's to create 100 Belfast jobs

Sainsbury's is to create 100 jobs in west Belfast, it was revealed today.

The supermarket store in Andersonstown will be the largest Sainsbury's in Northern Ireland when it opens in late summer, the company said.

Check-out, shop floor and supervisory staff will be hired and all existing workers at the closing Curley's outlet on the site will be offered transfers to Sainsbury's.

Sainsbury's manager Sean Largey said: "This is an exciting time to be planning a store opening and we intend to put a store into west Belfast which will meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.

"That means matching our quality products with colleagues that are absolutely committed to meeting the needs of our customers."

David Davidson, regional operations manager at Sainsbury's in Northern Ireland, said it was a welcome boost to the local economy.

"Sainsbury's is very excited at the prospect of opening our west Belfast store and in the current economic climate I know that the additional jobs take on an extra significance.

"It was also important to us that none of the staff from the former Curley's supermarket lost their jobs as a result of the change and we immediately offered them the opportunity to take up positions with Sainsbury's before beginning this recruitment process."

Sainsbury's in Andersonstown will be the supermarket chain's 11th store in Northern Ireland.

The company currently employs 2,600 people across its 10 other centres.