Jobs boost with plans to open new Wagamama and Yo! Sushi restaurants in Whiteley

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MORE than 30 jobs will be created when Far Eastern cuisine comes to a Hampshire shopping centre at two new restaurants.

The pan-Asian restaurant Wagamama and Japanese eatery YO! Sushi are being added to the huge list of high street names opening up at the multi-million-pound Whiteley Shopping Centre.

Around 30 positions are being created at Wagamama, which is due to open on January 22, while further jobs will be created when YO! Sushi opens its doors in the spring.

They join a growing collection of well-known restaurants at Whiteley’s new shopping Mecca, including Chimichanga, Dean’s Diner, Frankie & Benny’s, Prezzo and Harvester.

Neil Carter, centre manager for Whiteley Shopping, said: “Wagamama will make an exciting new addition for Whiteley and we know the new winter menu will go down brilliantly with our visitors.”

Work will also start soon on Whiteley’s second phase which includes more restaurants and a nine-screen Cineworld cinema.

It is the latest jobs boost at the complex, which opened amid great fanfare in early summer last year.

As previously reported, some 1,550 jobs have been created through the project so far while 1,900 more workers and specialist contractors were involved in building work.

Thousands queued to attend a jobs fair as a major recruitment drive got underway in the weeks before the grand opening.

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1:50pm Fri 10 Jan 14

SilvanDryad says...

For Goodness' sake Echo - can't you block these emails from overseas scammers? If registered users want to report a post we have to go through the security rigmarole of copying words. Why do these posts get accepted?
Don't you have any moderators?
For Goodness' sake Echo - can't you block these emails from overseas scammers? If registered users want to report a post we have to go through the security rigmarole of copying words. Why do these posts get accepted? Don't you have any moderators? SilvanDryad

2:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Helmeto says...

30 jobs which would most likely be on zero hour contracts in a location where you would spend most of your minimum wage getting to & from. Awesome 'jobs boost' to the area!
30 jobs which would most likely be on zero hour contracts in a location where you would spend most of your minimum wage getting to & from. Awesome 'jobs boost' to the area! Helmeto

3:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

jen1 says...

Helmeto wrote:
30 jobs which would most likely be on zero hour contracts in a location where you would spend most of your minimum wage getting to & from. Awesome 'jobs boost' to the area!
Exactly, it's not like Sony or Microsoft are coming here and opening up, creating hundreds of well paid jobs. Jobs that people can build a life on.

We need real jobs, something to motivate people and 30 part time, low paid jobs isn't going to cut it
[quote][p][bold]Helmeto[/bold] wrote: 30 jobs which would most likely be on zero hour contracts in a location where you would spend most of your minimum wage getting to & from. Awesome 'jobs boost' to the area![/p][/quote]Exactly, it's not like Sony or Microsoft are coming here and opening up, creating hundreds of well paid jobs. Jobs that people can build a life on. We need real jobs, something to motivate people and 30 part time, low paid jobs isn't going to cut it jen1

5:40pm Fri 10 Jan 14

jackois says...

Perhaps people might like to go to this shopping centre and ease the traffic congestion in Southampton. It looks like the shops are similar and it's accessed quite easily from the M27.

Of course, it would mean a dip in income for the council in Southampton and their flagship, West Quay...
Perhaps people might like to go to this shopping centre and ease the traffic congestion in Southampton. It looks like the shops are similar and it's accessed quite easily from the M27. Of course, it would mean a dip in income for the council in Southampton and their flagship, West Quay... jackois

12:06am Sat 11 Jan 14

Dave Of The South says...

Visit Whiteley - it's got trees nearby!
Visit Whiteley - it's got trees nearby! Dave Of The South

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