Despite bad news today about job losses at Ulsterbus (Londonderry) and Nortel (Newtownabbey), several hundred jobs have been created at Asda. This appears to have been missed by the media but see here and below.
South Antrim Assembly member and Antrim Councillor Trevor Clarke has today welcomed Asda to Antrim. He said that this new store will not only offer consumers better choice, but also provide the town with hundreds of jobs.
Trevor Clarke said:
I have been in discussions with Asda for sometime now. This announcement is very good news for the people of Antrim and beyond, in not only creating hundreds of jobs, but in offering consumers more choice and competition. Jobs and competitive prices are welcome as the world faces an economic downturn. We have regularly been hearing news headlines about job losses and the rising cost of living due to the credit crunch, but this investment bucks the recent trend and is a very positive one for not only the people of Antrim, but Northern Ireland as a whole. the DUP MLA said.