Supermarket giant Tesco is launching a recruitment drive to find 300 warehouse staff and 150 drivers for its new cold storage distribution depot at Beam Reach.
Barking & Dagenham Council said the development was “a great opportunity” for borough residents to find new work.
Its employment and skills group arranged a series of recruitment briefings on the vacancies by Job Centre Plus at the Barking Learning Centre at the beginning of April.
Regeneration lead councillor Cameron Geddes said advice would be available to help residents maximise their chances of getting one of the new jobs.
“Council staff from the employment and skills group will continue to work closely with their colleagues in Job Centre Plus to ensure our residents have the skills to be able to take advantage of these opportunities,” he said.
The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has welcomed the decision to approve the proposed Beam Park…