Jobless welcome 330 jobs at new Morrisons
Jobless labourer Dave Peart would love to get back into work.
And he has been buoyed by news that 330 jobs will be created by a new Morrisons store at the Railway Triangle.
The 21-year-old, from Eastgate Street, who has been out of work for a year, said: "I'd love to be able to work again. A part time job at Morrisons would be ideal because I could work but keep my housing benefit so I wouldn't be made homeless."
His comments came as the Government's employment minister Mark Hoban MP visited Gloucester today to meet Barton residents who are keen to secure as many of the jobs for the area as possible.
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Mr Hoban, who heads up the government's back-to-work plans, told Dave: "It can be hard at times. But now there's a chance for you. There are some good examples out there to show that anyone can get back into work with the right opportunities."
Claire Tonks, development worker at Rooftop, which helps young, homeless people, said: "A lot of the young people who I work with have been out of work for years and are really struggling to get back into it.
"I am looking forward to this Morrisons and the opportunities it will hopefully create for them."
Barton mayor Delroy Ellis said: "It is good for young people and those out of work to know that there are new jobs being created within walking distance of their homes."
See Wednesday's Citizen for more coverage.