Lidl are building a new 24 hour distribution centre on the outskirts of Southampton, which will create an estimated 400 new jobs for locals. The go ahead was given for the work to be carried out back in 2013, but Southampton City Council and Test Valley Borough Council have now agreed and finalised the plans with the supermarket, and work will be carried out early in 2014.
The centre is set to open its doors at the end of the year; Southampton locals should keep their eye out for recruitment information later on in the year if they want the chance to work in one of the new 400 job positions.
Lidl are expected to hire 300 full time staff and 100 part time staff as part of their new venture in Southampton. The supermarket has been granted planning permission from both the local Councils. The new business plans will provide a huge boost to Southampton's economy., for both job seekers and businesses alike.
The business growth plans come as positive news to the local economy; Lidl is large, internationally renowned company choosing to invest in the Southampton area. This can only be a step forward for the area, when the majority of the UK are living in a time of economic uncertainty.
Growth plans for the Southampton area will potentially see a further 10,000 job opportunities become available between now and 2026, and Lidl’s investment plans will only help towards reaching this goal.