Cannock Chase Council

Rugeley Tesco Jobs Boost

Published on Friday 15th March 2013

Cannock Chase Council is pleased to announce that construction work of the new Tesco Superstore in Rugeley has started, creating up to 250 jobs.

The 40,000sq ft store will be built on the former Celcon Blockworks site and adjoining land at Power Station Road/Leathermill Land and will include a separate restaurant and petrol station. The Council understands that up to 250 jobs could be created through the opening of the new Tesco superstore in Rugeley. 

This is a major investment, which will hopefully bring more people into the town creating more revenue for local business as well as jobs for local people.  It also includes investment into the local area with bus service improvements, improving cycle/footpath links between the store and the town, environmental improvements, canal towpath improvements next to the store and cycleway improvements between the store and the Eastern bypass.

Councillor George Adamson, Leader of the Council said "this is excellent news and a major boost for Rugeley Town and its residents.  The investment will help with unemployment in the area with up to 75 positions going to previously unemployed people through a training programme to be implemented by Tesco Partnerships in conjunction with the Job Centre and the Council".

 

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