New Year jobs cheer as Parkgate expands

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THE New Year is set to bring an influx of new jobs to Parkgate.

The fast-expanding Arcadia Group is to open a huge Outfit store with five new top brand names to join Burtons, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Evans under one centre roof.

Recruitment of staff for positions is already underway, although the total number of jobs created is not yet confirmed.

The fashion chains on their way to Parkgate will include Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Oasis and Warehouse.

The news comes as Parkgate was recently named the third best retail park in the UK, in a study undertaken by consultants the Javelin Group.

The Arcadia Group has over 2,500 retail outlets, but this year closed two of them - Dorothy Perkins and Burtons stores in Rotherham town centre.

It is estimated that the store will have an annual turnover of well over £5 million.