01:25AM, Tuesday 22 January 2013
A new Tesco Express store opening next week in Windsor received more than 200 applications for 19 jobs.
The company says it has made a point of recruiting its staff from the area to work in the new store in Clarence Road.
Store manager Ahmed Ziyad 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 them."
Store opening hours will be seven days a week from 6am until 11pm and for added convenience the store will have self-service tills, top-up in-store facility, a bakery, beers, wines and spirits. Parking is also available to customers.
The store's arrival has been controversial. Some nearby residents have been angry at the loss of another pub - the new Tesco will be on the site of the old Three Elms.
There have also been fears that it will destroy business at the nearby Londis store in Clarence Road, which has been run by Dipak and Dina Gandecha for 21 years. The couple have said they will give it six months to see if they can survive.
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