Sainsbury’s has announced it will create 1,300 new jobs in Scotland by next summer.
The jobs will be created through the opening of new stores at Strathaven in Lanarkshire, and Prestwick in Ayrshire, while existing shops in Scotland will also be extended.
Sainsbury’s managing director for Scotland, Dean Clegg, said: “At a time when many companies are being forced to cut back on jobs, Sainsbury’s can look forward to welcoming nearly 1,300 new colleagues and increasing its presence right across Scotland.”
The supermarket chain plans to open 150 new convenience stores by 2010-11.
Sainsbury’s recently outlined plans to invest more than £50m in two new stores in Northern Ireland.