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New Tesco store in Lincoln High Street attracts 300 job applications

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: May 12, 2011

New Tesco store in Lincoln High Street attracts 300 job applications

A Tesco Express store is planned for the former Wingads clothing shop in Lincoln's High Street.

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300 people have applied for jobs at a new Tesco store due to open in the city.

Supermarket giant Tesco said its Express store opening in Lincoln High Street has received 25 applications for each of the 12 vacancies.

Of the 300 applications received, approximately 70 interviews were carried out.

As reported in the Echo, the store is set to open in the former Wingads after securing a deal in March.

Store manager Jason Shakespeare said: "I was thrilled by the response we received to our recruitment drive.

"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 the new staff. We look forward to playing an active role in the local community."

The store will be open daily between 7am and 11pm. It will have bakery, beers and wine and everyday food items.

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    Jas, Tesco City  |  May 12 2011, 7:04PM

    Tescos express aint that much cheaper from the co-op..

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    Mustang Sally, Cherry Willingham  |  May 12 2011, 1:23PM

    Good luck to Tesco if they can make money and provide employment. Now can we have a Tesco in Cherry Willingham please because the Co-Op is far too small and far too expensive...

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    Maurice, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 1:03PM

    What's delusional is your idea that you can simply tax companies to the hilt and they'll roll over and let you. They won't. They'll leave and take with them all the tax income they do currently generate. As for what's irrelevant, well that would be UK Uncut. The public passed judgement on the party that supports your laughable mantra in last week's election. Your argument is feeble and completely lacking in credibility.

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    Mark, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 12:10PM

    Maurice, Lincoln. Some people actually care about our society and planet and some people actually do something to stop its destruction. Some people don't stick their heads in the ground and hope all will be okay - because it won't be. Anyway, what did I state that was deluded and what did I state that was irrelevant?

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    Maurice, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 11:34AM

    ...that was a party political broadcast on behalf of the Deluded and Irrelevant Party.

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    Mark, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 10:40AM

    Is Lincoln the new Tesco-Town? Two supermarkets, four Express shops and a One-Stop...I just can't wait until every single shop on the High Street is a branch of Tesco...it will make life so much easier. I am also pleased that Tesco has moved some of its operations to the Channel Islands in order to avoid tax in the UK, and therefore denying its very own shoppers of tax revenue for the NHS, Social Services, street cleaning, schools, etc, etc. TESCO! Pay your Tax! Stop the cuts, Lincoln Uncut.

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    lynn, lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 9:15AM

    This has got to be better than yet another shop standing empty and making the centre of the City look scruffy.

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    wonder woman, paradise island  |  May 12 2011, 8:51AM

    shame all the jobs i saw advertised were all part-time hours. great way to cut down on holiday pay and great for teenagers living at home or retired people.not much good to the rest of us tho!

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    Joan, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 8:45AM

    Rumour has it that 290 of them are staff trying to get out of the Wragby Road store..........

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    Michael, Lincoln  |  May 12 2011, 8:36AM

    So isn't it about time the other stores got their acts together? It's hardly Tesco's fault if the don't want to expand, create new jobs and generate new business is it?

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