Job applications open for Tim Hortons in Oldbury
Applications have opened for people hoping to work at a new drive-thru restaurant planned in the Black Country.
Tim Hortons is planning to open its third West Midlands branch in Oldbury, creating 50 jobs which will be a mixture of full and part-time roles.
The planned store was given planning permission in May last year and while the Canadian chain has still not confirmed when it will open it is now welcoming applications from prospective staff.
The branch will be moving into the old Toys R Us site at Birchley Island Retail Park, next to the M5, and will be the second in the Black Country after a unit at Bentley Bridge Retail Park in Wednesfield opened in the autumn.
The chain which sells coffee, milkshakes, donuts and hot food also has its UK head office in Wednesfield.
Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, who represents Oldbury on Sandwell Council, said a new business opening in the area was fantastic news.
She said: "It's such good news for Oldbury, Sandwell and the wider authority to hear that this is coming here and bring the number of jobs it is.
"It's amazing that as we are coming out of a pandemic, something Sandwell has suffered through, and businesses are still looking to come and invest in the borough, which will make us stronger going forward.
"What a big year it is for Sandwell as well, with the Commonwealth Games and Queen's Jubilee, and this will help with that as it offers jobs for people of all ages in their local area."
Tim Hortons is currently rapidly expanding across the UK and has pledged to create over 2,000 jobs in the next year. Its third West Midlands branch is at Birmingham New Street.
Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons franchise in the UK, described Oldbury as being "in the suburbs of Birmingham".
He said: "Having received such a positive response from the openings in Wolverhampton and Birmingham, expanding further into the West Midlands makes complete sense to us as a brand.
"With fantastic transport links and being in the surburbs of Birmingham, we expect this site to be a popular one.
"There is already great interest from locals who love our food and drink offering, so we look forward to bringing our Canadian charm to even more people in the area.
"We are proud to be recruiting over 50 full and part-time roles and we welcome applications from all those passionate about a career in hospitality.
"We will be accepting applications from today via our website and look forward to connecting with the Oldbury community."