A NEW Tesco Express store opening in Craigmillar received 60 applications for 15 new jobs.
Store manager David McGlade worked with the Job Centre, Remploy and community youth project Y2K to recruit staff from the local area for the store in Niddrie Mains Road.
He said: “I was thrilled by the huge response we received to our recruitment drive. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is great that we are able to create jobs for our local community and help get people back into work.”
The store will be open from 6am until 11pm seven days a week, and will also have a free cash machine, National Lottery counter, mobile phone top-up facilities, a bakery and parking.