Store’s job joy

MORRISONS has announced it is to create 6,000 new jobs nationally, with several hundred employment opportunities in Wigan and Leigh.

The food retailer announced that 5,700 new jobs will be created as a result of the company’s store new opening programme and an additional 300 jobs are to be made through the expansion of Morrisons’ food manufacturing business.

Building work has already started on a new store in Leigh Sports Village, which is expected to create around 300 jobs. Around 40 per cent of the new recruits will be people that were previously unemployed and the company has committed to training new staff members.