Northern Ireland

Asda recruits 450 staff for new Portadown store

Asda sign
Image caption Asda is opening a new store in Portadown in November

Supermarket Asda has begun recruitment for 450 staff at a new store in Portadown.

The jobs will be both full-time and part-time at the 24-hour store, which is to open in November.

It has previously been reported that the development would create 350 jobs.

Employment Minister Stephen Farry welcomed the recruitment, saying it was "good news for jobseekers across mid-Ulster".

"This is a substantial number of jobs being created by an international company and is excellent news for the local economy," Mr Farry said.

"Asda deserves praise for their commitment to not only create jobs but invest in staff too."

The Portadown store will be Asda's 17th supermarket in Northern Ireland and will bring its total NI workforce to just under 5,000.

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