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New Warehouses To Create 2,000 Wakefield Jobs

25 Mar 2015

New Warehouses To Create 2,000 Wakefield Jobs

Plans for two new warehouses in Knottingley could potentially create up to 2,000 new full and part time jobs in Wakefield if planning permission gets passed by the local council.

Caddick Developments are planning a huge new Cross Point Wakefield development near junction 33 of the M62 - and the project could be completed as early as summer 2016. The move could bring hundreds of job opportunities for students and other young people in the area if Wakefield Council give the green light to the project.

Giving details of what sort of jobs will be created in Wakefield if the plans go ahead, Myles Hartley, Caddick Developments’ managing director, said: “Cross Point Wakefield is an exciting development which will bring investment and employment to the area. Once completed and fully occupied, more than 2,000 people will be employed at the site. A range of roles would be created, including warehouse jobs as well as office-based and managerial positions.”

Yvette Cooper, the local MP for Pontefract and Castleford welcomed the news, saying: “We badly need more jobs round here as we’ve seen a lot lost, or people ending up on zero hours contracts. It’s really important that [the area] is prepared to invest and this is a vital opportunity for permanent jobs.”

Wakefield Council deputy leader, Denise Jeffery, who is in charge economic growth in the area, was also in favour of the development, saying:

“This is a terrific opportunity. It really will make a difference to the area and I am so pleased that we have got this opportunity to create jobs for the area. This is proof of how important it is to work with the private sector because councils can’t regenerate areas without all of the different partners and we need to work with as many people as possible to create wealth and jobs for our district.”

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