Store team visit Treneere to meet potential employees
MORE than 70 people from a Penzance housing estate attended an event to find out more about getting a job at the new Sainsbury's superstore.
The residents from Treneere went to the estate's Col-Coombe Centre last Friday when they received advice on applying for a range of jobs at the Eastern Green store.
Organised by local Cornwall councillor Tim Dwelly and Devon and Cornwall Housing (DCH) along with Sainsbury's and the Penzance Community Development Trust (PCDT), Councillor Dwelly said: "I asked Sainsbury's to come to meet local people on Treneere so that everyone in Penzance gets a fair chance of getting a job at the new store.
"I am delighted that they agreed to do this. Good for them coming out to Treneere like this. This is one of the biggest recruitment drives Penzance has seen in years.
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"In such tough times, we must make the most of this opportunity. I will do all I can to help people in Penzance East to get these jobs. I'd like to encourage anyone interested to come forward and see what is possible with the help of DCH and others."
Sainsbury's HR manager for the new store, Kevin Dale, said: "I would like to thank everyone who came along. I met some great candidates that I hope we can employ. If you are interested in applying for work at the new store, please visit our recruitment website at www.sainsburys.jobs or the jobcentre.
"No retail experience or specific qualifications are necessary. It's all about having a good work attitude and being a people person."
DCH customer engagement manager, Debbie Sims, added: "We saw this as a positive opportunity to promote to those residents who are currently searching for employment the job opportunities that may be available.
"We were able to give them support and advice on their job searches as well as help with laptops for filling their applications out online."