CORK is set for a jobs boost with food retailer Iceland announcing the opening of three new stores in the city and county.
Stores will open in Douglas, Fermoy and Ballincollig with between 30 and 35 jobs being created in each one.
The Douglas store has been penciled in for opening in June but dates for the Fermoy and Ballincollig stores are yet to be confirmed. Exact locations for the stores have not yet been announced by the retailer.
The company is set to create 270 new jobs nationwide with nine store openings this year, bringing the number of outlets across the country to 21 as part of a €12m investment.
Tallaght, Galway, Letterkenny, Limerick, Gorey and Shannon are the remaining new store locations.
Managing director of Iceland's Irish operation Ron Metcalfe said: “We have been back in Ireland for four years now and have been committed to expansion from day one. This new investment sees 2017 as our biggest year yet with our nine new stores opening.
“We’re looking forward to bringing great value and a brand customers can trust to Tallaght, Galway, and across the country this year, as well as welcoming new team members to the Iceland family. And as always, we’re looking forward to expanding and delivering the Power of Frozen to more Irish customers than ever before,” he added.