Tesco distribution centre brings 1,000 jobs to Reading in MayBy David Millward
February 26, 2013
Supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed it will be opening its new distribution centre in South Reading in May.
The 900,000 sq ft grocery warehouse in Imperial Way will create 1,150 jobs with 85 of those being ring-fenced for local people who are long-term unemployed.
There will be opportunities for drivers, mechanics, warehouse workers, maintenance staff and in management.
A statement issued by the company's media relations manager Lizzie Roberts said: "This is a significant investment in the local economy and will create hundreds of jobs for local people, including some specifically for the long term unemployed."
Tesco says customers will also benefit from improved availability of products in its stores in the Reading area.