Screwfix has announced it plans to open more than 50 stores, creating around 600 new jobs in communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) by the end of January 2022.
Of the new stores, 40 will be in the UK, creating up to 500 new jobs, with the remaining 10 stores planned in Ireland, creating 100 new jobs.
The roles will be in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors.
The news comes as Screwfix, which currently has 711 stores in the UK and 12 stores in Ireland employing 11,643 people, announced an increase in its overall target for store numbers.
The retailer revealed it now plans to increase the total number of Screwfix outlets to over 900 in the UK and ROI, up from the previous target of 800.
John Mewett, CEO, Screwfix said: “We’re delighted to be opening 50 new stores this year, creating 600 jobs. The growing demand for convenience means we now see scope for over 900 stores in the UK & Ireland, which will help our busy customers get their jobs done.
“We know that time is money for our customers and these new stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland enable us to provide our customers with added convenience and certainty, and provide even more job opportunities for local communities when they need it most.”