Seven brands now recruiting at Cannock designer outlet

Seven brands set to open at Cannock's new £160 million designer outlet next year are now recruiting.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands

Last month it was revealed Tommy Hilfiger, Reiss, Kurt Geiger, Guess, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Adidas, Le Creuset, along with Starbucks and Wagamama were the first of the 80 brands set to open at the McArthurGlen outlet.

Now Radley, Yankee Candle, Hugo Boss, Skechers, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein are advertising jobs, as well as a centre management job within the outlet.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands is due to open early in 2021, with the development offering year-round savings of up to 60 per cent, as well as creating 1,000 retail jobs that will support around £20 million in employment income each year.

It was originally due to open this autumn, but was delayed due to coronavirus.

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More brands will be announced as the centre gears up for opening and works at the site are nearing completion with internal fit-outs under way.

Outside, the 1,400-space car park is now finished and work to create a children’s play area is also making progress.

The centre will also feature links to the local nature reserve, with a raised walkway offering views and connectivity between the two sites. Almost 400 new trees have been planted as part of the development.

Mike Thomas, centre manager for McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands, said: “We’re excited to be underway with recruitment for the new centre, with the first jobs now being advertised on our website. These include roles and opportunities to work for a range of the premium brand partners opening with us early in 2021. Designer Outlet West Midlands will create 1,000 retail jobs and we’re delighted to be up and running with our recruitment.”

He added: “Our partnership with Walsall College is also ongoing, with more opportunities now coming forward for local people to register for their Access to Retail Employability Programme.”

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