Hundreds bid for new jobs

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MORE than 16 people applied for each new job at a Sheffield supermarket.

Tesco said it received 800 applications for 49 posts at its Metro store on West Street, being converted from a Tesco Express and extended into the neighbouring former Wokmania restaurant. The store will reopen on September 19.

Most jobs have gone to locals. All new staff are in the final stages of training.

Store manager Ben Merriman said: “All current staff will continue to be employed at the store, whilst the improvements have allowed us to add 49 new members of staff.”