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Nine jobs created as Workington store extends

Workington's Next store has created nine jobs with the opening of its new home furnishing department this week.

Come on in: Next welcomes the first customers to its new department

The fashion chain has taken over part of the former JJB Sports unit in Steelmens Walk.

Work took eight weeks to complete. Another phase to make a second floor till area more spacious will start next month.

Amanda McDowell, 30, of East View Road, Distington, was the first shopper through the doors.

She said: “I came in to look for a vanity case for my daughter Mia.”

Amanda Crellin, 41, of The Gavels, Great Clifton, who was at the opening with sister Debra, 37, and mother Marjorie, 70, said: “I’m always in Next and couldn’t wait for this part to open.”

Next sells home items including rugs, curtains, tiles, wallpaper, lights, cushions and furniture and will offer a home design service.

Julie Rae, manager, said: “My staff have worked really hard to achieve this.”

JJB Sports closed last year with the loss of 14 jobs when it went into administration.

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Great news, the shopping in Workington gets better and better.

Posted by lisa on 18 December 2013 at 09:54

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