Tesco creates 65 jobs at new Dublin store
RETAIL giant Tesco has created 65 jobs at its new Dublin store.
The Park Pointe centre in Dun Laoghaire, which was opened today by Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, brings to more than 15,000 the number of people employed by Tesco nationwide.
More than 2,300 are employed by Tesco in south Dublin, with 1,100 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown alone.
In line with Tesco policy, 45 of the 65 new posts created went to people who were out of work.
A total of 82 people will work at the store which will be managed by Colin Cashman.
Mr Gilmore said that with more than half of new staff coming from the live register, Tesco has set an impressive example.
Melissa O'Connor (24), from Ballybrack, joined the supermarket giant four weeks ago.
“I'm really happy with my new job in Park Pointe because it's so close to home and the people I work with are so lovely,” she said.
“Plus, there are a lot of opportunities to progress in Tesco compared with other jobs, which is |great.”
Twins Dean and Dara Hess (inset), from Dun Laoghaire, said they were delighted to have secured jobs locally.
“I recently finished a travel and tourism course and I was really happy to get this job because there aren't many opportunities out there. The fact that I live just across the road is a bonus,” said Dara.
Aisling Foley (24), from Rathmines, moves to Park Pointe having previously worked for Tesco in Temple Bar.
“I started in Tesco just over a year ago and already I've been promoted to team leader. I'm looking forward to working in Park Pointe,” she said.