County Mall shopping centre in the heart of Crawley has opened two brand new stores, Next and Primark. The two shops opened before Christmas ready for the rush of the holiday shoppers. The investment by such big retail names is a great confidence boost for Crawley locals, with evidence that the economy is improving and it is likely more job opportunities will become available.
Shoppers in Crawley have expressed excellent reviews of the new Next store. It is larger than the previous shop, meaning each of the departments can afford to be bigger. In turn, more staff are needed to man the store, so new job opportunities are opening up. In total Next have taken on ten new staff members as well as shifting previous employees over from the old store.
With stores like Next and Primark opening up in the town centre, more people will be inclined to do their shopping in Crawley. The shopping centre has invested further money into improving the car parks and stairs across the centre, in a bid to attract more people into the heart of Crawley. The centre has created new jobs for Customer Service Hosts to help local shoppers manoeuvre around the centre with ease.
Although the new stores create a boost for Crawley’s shopping centre, Queens Square where they both once stood has now lost two major retail names. The council plans to boost money into the Queens Square area to ensure the whole town is developed and not just the County Mall. This could create further job opportunities with various retail employers across Crawley’s town centre. Almost all the shops in the County Mall are now filled with retail stores, which is a great improvement for the centre. It is now important to ensure all other shopping areas of Crawley are also developed up to the same standards.
Crawley’s economy certainly seems to be starting to improve; watch this space to hear of new job opportunities and keep your eyes peeled for employers that are hiring across Crawley town centre.