New jobs at supermarket

SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons has created 120 new jobs in Felixstowe as part of its takeover of the resort's Safeway store.The 20,000 sq ft shop is due to change to the Morrisons branding on October 7 as part of a conversion programme which is seeing three Safeway stores nationwide every week being rebranded.

SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons has created 120 new jobs in Felixstowe as part of its takeover of the resort's Safeway store.

The 20,000 sq ft shop is due to change to the Morrisons branding on October 7 as part of a conversion programme which is seeing three Safeway stores nationwide every week being rebranded.

The supermarket in Grange Farm Avenue will employ 260 staff – 140 of them transferring from Safeway.

"We are confident that Morrisons will be a huge success in Felixstowe and that is why we have created 120 new full and part-time jobs to cope with the extra business we will be generating, and to deliver a high level of customer service," said store general manager Tony Gee.

"The recruitment programme was a great success and we created roles right across the store.

"We now have a first class team in place to ensure we give the very best service to new and regular shoppers."

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The store still has a number of the new jobs to fill and people interested in applying should contact the store personnel department on 01394 671333.

Morrisons has worked closely with Felixstowe Jobcentre Plus to recruit the new staff with a variety of full and part time jobs offered, ranging from shelf stackers to department managers.

While the takeover has been good news for some, a campaign is under way to save the post office at the neighbourhood complex, which also includes a petrol filling station, pharmacy, shops, surgery, pub and church.

A petition has been launched to save the post office which serves an area of 7,500 people and is also used by hundreds of firms from Felixstowe port.

Morrisons does not run instore post offices and is ending its contract with the Post Office, but has said that it will be happy for it to continue on site of new managers or tenants can be found to run it.

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