Spotlight confirms up to 30 jobs at new Hervey Bay store

HOMEMAKER superstore Spotlight has confirmed it will open in Hervey Bay on November 10, bringing about 30 much-needed jobs to the Fraser Coast.

A spokeswoman for Spotlight confirmed the business would open in the building recently vacated by Sam's Warehouse at Stockland shopping centre in Pialba.

"We are currently recruiting for about 30 roles at Spotlight Hervey Bay," she said.

"The brand new store will sit on over 2000sq m of retail space."

The spokeswoman said the departments at the store would include craft, party items, home decorations, home furnishings, sewing and fabric products, and curtains and blinds.

The Chronicle broke the news that Spotlight was coming to the region on Monday after jobs for the new shop were advertised online.

The confirmation ends weeks of speculation over whether Spotlight was coming to the region and whether the store would be part of the Stockland development.

The rumours first began swirling when Stockland Hervey Bay centre manager Paul Kelsey confirmed Sam's Warehouse would vacate its premises.

Spotlight joins several other businesses new to the region, such as Kmart and Harris Scarfe, as part of the Stockland expansion.

Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce president Tim Powers said the chamber was supportive of any new business coming to the region and that it was always good to see new jobs created.

Mr Powers said he knew people had been very keen to see Spotlight open on the Fraser Coast for a number of years.

He said he often heard talk of other businesses that might be coming to the region but he was reluctant to add to the rumour mill.

He said the Stockland redevelopment had been a big positive for the region and had the potential to draw many different businesses to the area.

Topics:  business hervey bay investment spotlight

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