Work continues on the Goonellabah Woolworths shopping complex. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star
Work continues on the Goonellabah Woolworths shopping complex. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star

Well stocked

THOUSANDS of people are expected to seek jobs at the new Woolworths supermarket complex due to open in Goonellabah in a few months' time.

Woolworths has confirmed about 110 jobs will created at Woolworths Goonellabah and has urged people who are interested in working there to register an expression of interest at Woolworths.com.au.

The company said it was "yet to confirm an opening date for the complex but looks forward to opening early in the second half of 2012"

Tursa Employment and Training marketing manager Glenn Costello has welcomed the new jobs but cautioned "for 100 jobs they will probably get 2000 applicants".

"They are going to get a lot more than 100 applicants," he added.

"There's quite a few people out there looking for work."

Mr Costello said Tursa had many clients who could fill the roles being offered but they like others would "need to go online and register for the positions".

He said many would gladly travel from Kyogle, Casino or Ballina for the work but Tursa also had many clients from Goonellabah who would be delighted to work close to home.

"This sort of development is great for the clients that we have," he added.

"We have clients on our books that are ready and willing to start. We have certain pre-training we do for different clients to bring them up to speed.

"Most of our clients would be ready to take on these sorts of roles of handling money and to do with cash registers."

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