A NEW Tesco Express opening in Lincoln received about 200 applications for nine jobs.
The applicants were whittled down to 97 for interview before the final nine were recruited for the Grantham Road shop.
Store manager Neil Rusinowski said: “I was thrilled by the response we received. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is great that we are able to create jobs for our local community and help get people back into work.
“I am really pleased with my new team and I’m looking forward to working with my new staff. We are delighted to be opening a Tesco Express store on Grantham Road, and look forward to playing an active role in the local community.”