Distribution centre brings jobs boom

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Doncaster is set for a jobs boom after a leading retailer announced plans to open a distribution centre creating 350 full-time positions.

The Range - which specialises in home, garden and leisure products - is set to take over the DHL site in Thorne after securing the gigantic 750,000 square feet warehouse. The company has a retail store in York Road, Doncaster.

Chris Dawson, who owns and runs the business, said: “We are very excited about the new distribution centre in Doncaster, each one is very important to us as a company, as we always want to be able to supply such a wide-range of products to all our customers.”

The new distribution centre is set to create approximately 350 full-time jobs and indirect jobs will be created through services and supplies.

Chris added: “We are very pleased to be able to create a number of local jobs and are confident this distribution centre will play a big part in the continued success of The Range brand across the UK.

“I would like to thank the council for welcoming us to Doncaster with such open arms.”

An officially date for the centre to open has not yet been confirmed.

Meanwhile a planning application for eco offices at Robin Hood Airport could spell a further economic boom for the town.