150 new jobs for Hereford

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THE NEW Waitrose supermarket set to open on the Old Market site in Hereford will provide the city with up to 150 jobs when it opens in April.

The high street giant will continue accepting applications until the closing date tomorrow (January 10) and is encouraging as many people as possible to apply.

Waitrose, which will be on the north-west corner of the site, was one of the multi-million pound development’s ‘cornerstone’ companies that helped secure the project, along with Debenhams and Odeon.

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5:55am Sat 11 Jan 14

B the B says...

Good news
Good news B the B
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Andrew Warmington says...

Except for the many who will lose their jobs elsewhere in the sector and further up the supply chain of course.
Except for the many who will lose their jobs elsewhere in the sector and further up the supply chain of course. Andrew Warmington
  • Score: 0

7:11am Tue 14 Jan 14

B the B says...

Stop moaning for Gods sake! its a 150 jobs at the end of the day. There will be full time but I expect most are part time, like they are now and there will be plenty of takers
What shops are going to close as a result of them, the big ones, I doubt it, the small independent shops also doubt it. Waitrose isn't my first choice of shops I must admit as they aren't cheap. The majority of folk use a big supermarket for the main shop and the smaller ones in case they run out of stuff, so Waitrose wont have any effect on them. If you want to go down that route how many people have been employed or kept a job s a result of it coming here, building trade, quarry workers, lorry drivers, shop fitters, suppliers, growers, plus some people will come into town to shop there.
I except some don't like the new development but at the end of the day any jobs that open up should be welcomed.
Stop moaning for Gods sake! its a 150 jobs at the end of the day. There will be full time but I expect most are part time, like they are now and there will be plenty of takers What shops are going to close as a result of them, the big ones, I doubt it, the small independent shops also doubt it. Waitrose isn't my first choice of shops I must admit as they aren't cheap. The majority of folk use a big supermarket for the main shop and the smaller ones in case they run out of stuff, so Waitrose wont have any effect on them. If you want to go down that route how many people have been employed or kept a job s a result of it coming here, building trade, quarry workers, lorry drivers, shop fitters, suppliers, growers, plus some people will come into town to shop there. I except some don't like the new development but at the end of the day any jobs that open up should be welcomed. B the B
  • Score: 3

3:47pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

B the B. I pay my taxes, I get to moan.

Hereford doesn't need more supermarkets for it's people to work in. The minimum wage is such a low price to sell your life for.
There is already adequate supermarketage for the denizens of Hereford to get their weekly fill of pies and bread.

I haven't set foot in a supermarket since 1993 except one time in Fishguard 8 years ago where I went into a Tesco Express to stand under the door fan to dry off during a particularly rainy spell while I was fishing for sprats off of the harbour wall.
B the B. I pay my taxes, I get to moan. Hereford doesn't need more supermarkets for it's people to work in. The minimum wage is such a low price to sell your life for. There is already adequate supermarketage for the denizens of Hereford to get their weekly fill of pies and bread. I haven't set foot in a supermarket since 1993 except one time in Fishguard 8 years ago where I went into a Tesco Express to stand under the door fan to dry off during a particularly rainy spell while I was fishing for sprats off of the harbour wall. mizza21
  • Score: -1

5:00pm Tue 14 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

GDJ .. You are fast becoming my rival for deletions.
I'll wager you were not on message.

You must not criticize such a faaaaabulous organ as the HT. HEREfordshires's finest pamphlet is beyond reproach and it ill behoves us to question it's journalistical standards what with our ill-judged raving and oafish ill-informed comments on these here pages.
GDJ .. You are fast becoming my rival for deletions. I'll wager you were not on message. You must not criticize such a faaaaabulous organ as the HT. HEREfordshires's finest pamphlet is beyond reproach and it ill behoves us to question it's journalistical standards what with our ill-judged raving and oafish ill-informed comments on these here pages. mizza21
  • Score: 1

5:45pm Tue 14 Jan 14

dodger3 says...

Most of the multi nationals pay the minimum wage or just above. To a degree they fufil a need. Real jobs were taken away by Maggie's mob, and Napoleans observation, 'The English are a nation of shopkeepers' is partially true, albeit shop workers maybe more relevant.
Most of the multi nationals pay the minimum wage or just above. To a degree they fufil a need. Real jobs were taken away by Maggie's mob, and Napoleans observation, 'The English are a nation of shopkeepers' is partially true, albeit shop workers maybe more relevant. dodger3
  • Score: 2

6:33am Wed 15 Jan 14

B the B says...

mizza21
Not go to a supermarket, then you must be very wealthy or live off fish, Do you think the local shop is paying more wages than Waitrose, I doubt it and sell your life? I'm glad people would work for that, not because I feel its a good wage but because they would rather work than claim benefits, well done to them.
I understand that you want Hereford to remain in the past, don't know why though.
We do need more supermarkets to cater for the extra people coming in from Leominster.
mizza21 Not go to a supermarket, then you must be very wealthy or live off fish, Do you think the local shop is paying more wages than Waitrose, I doubt it and sell your life? I'm glad people would work for that, not because I feel its a good wage but because they would rather work than claim benefits, well done to them. I understand that you want Hereford to remain in the past, don't know why though. We do need more supermarkets to cater for the extra people coming in from Leominster. B the B
  • Score: 4

11:20am Wed 15 Jan 14

mizza21 says...

B the B.. Yet again your lack of imagination has dulled your senses. Get you head out your copy of the Daily Mail and look around you.

It is in fact cheaper to use outlets and traders other than supermarkets.
Supermarkets cash in on the fact that you can do all of your shopping in one place. If you shop around for all the components of your shopping you can get a better deal from specialist suppliers, particularly if you are prepared to buy in bulk.

Yes. When you work for someone, they pay you wages. This used to be called compensation. You are trading your time for money. This is selling your life isn't it?
I did not mention benefits.

If living in the past means not being seduced by the marketeers at Waitrose, wearing the products of third world oppression and misery and eating mass-produced food shipped in from other countries, then yes you're **** right I'm living in the past.
B the B.. Yet again your lack of imagination has dulled your senses. Get you head out your copy of the Daily Mail and look around you. It is in fact cheaper to use outlets and traders other than supermarkets. Supermarkets cash in on the fact that you can do all of your shopping in one place. If you shop around for all the components of your shopping you can get a better deal from specialist suppliers, particularly if you are prepared to buy in bulk. Yes. When you work for someone, they pay you wages. This used to be called compensation. You are trading your time for money. This is selling your life isn't it? I did not mention benefits. If living in the past means not being seduced by the marketeers at Waitrose, wearing the products of third world oppression and misery and eating mass-produced food shipped in from other countries, then yes you're **** right I'm living in the past. mizza21
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Wed 15 Jan 14

B the B says...

mizza21
I do not subscribe to any paper mainly because of the rubbish that's contained within, not unlike your comments on these pages.
You are clearly living on a different planet to the rest of us, enjoy it.
By the way, women have been given the vote, just to bring you up to scratch.
mizza21 I do not subscribe to any paper mainly because of the rubbish that's contained within, not unlike your comments on these pages. You are clearly living on a different planet to the rest of us, enjoy it. By the way, women have been given the vote, just to bring you up to scratch. B the B
  • Score: 1

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