About 400 jobs will go up for grabs at a new Tesco supermarket in a Black Country town next month, with an employment fair kicking off the recruitment drive.
The firm is on track to open the new £50 million store in the Crown Centre, Stourbridge, by the end of this year.
Bosses have already held invitation-only employment events for long-term unemployed in the borough – but from September 26, jobs will be made available to everyone starting at the fair in Cradley Heath.
The event will be at the Salvation Army, in Meredith Street, from 11am to 3pm. It has been organised by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.
It is the second year Mr Morris has held the event – last year it was attended by more than 700 people.
Tesco decided to sponsor this event ahead of a recruitment drive for the new store in the town centre.
The store is close to being finished, with the two shopping floors and staircases now complete.
Brick work is now being laid around the structure.
Simon Petar, spokesman for Tesco, said: “We are very excited to support the jobs fair.
“These are promising teams for Stourbridge and employing locally is something we are passionate about.
“People should come down to the fair to see not just what Tesco have on offer, but also the other companies at the event.”
Jaguar Land Rover, National Express and the Black Country Skills Shop at Merry Hill will also be at the event.
Mr Morris said: “Last year’s jobs fair was so successful that I decided to split it into two events this year – an apprenticeship and skills fair in the spring, aimed at school-leavers and young people, and this jobs fair in September for people who are looking for full-time work.”
Matthew Griffiths, community coordinator at Cradley Heath Salvation Army, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this event and hope that as many people as possible will come along and find the job that they are looking for.”
Anyone wanting information on the event should call 0121 5506777.