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Further jobs boost in Kirkby with Home Bargains

by Gemma Melling

As Home Bargains complete their final preparations for the new store opening in Kirkby later this week, a further 40 jobs have been created at the store – this in addition to the 25 staff who will be transferring from the store located on St Chad’s Parade.

The new 25,600 sq ft store has a prime position on the retail development in the town centre which is also home to a Morrisons superstore, petrol filling station and drive thru-restaurants Home Bargains and Taco Bell. Discussions are progressing with a potential gym tenant for another large unit on the retail development.

There are also 460 car parking spaces at the retail development, offering free parking for up to three hours.

The team of 65  staff at the Home Bargains store include roles in Customer Services and stock control, with the majority of roles at the store secured by local residents.

The store will be stocked with all of your everyday needs and favourites including an array of food, drink, toiletries, gifts and homeware.

Moving into larger premises has created new jobs

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I visited Home Bargains only a few months’ ago when it was an empty shell and I’m really looking forward to seeing its transformation when it opens next week.

“Home Bargains has doubled its staffing establishment by moving into the larger premises on the retail development, which is great news for local residents who have secured employment at the store.

“As well as providing improved facilities and choice for residents and visitors, a key priority for Knowsley Council was also job creation. To date, the retail development has created 492 jobs in total and the majority of job opportunities have been secured by local residents.”

When is Home Bargains in Kirkby opening?

Home Bargains opens on Saturday 22 January at 8am. It will be open from 8am until 9am Monday to Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

Are you looking for work?

If you’re a Knowsley resident and would like advice and support around employment and training opportunities, please contact the Knowsley Works team.  The team can help you with job searches, applications, and interview preparation.  For further information and support, email the team at employment.team@knowsley.gov.uk.