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SMALL TOWN INVESTMENT: Foodworks director and joint owner Andrew Reid is proud to provide employment opportunities for local people. Ann-Marie Cobbe is just one local person set to benefit from the store’s re-opening. PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

THE return of a second supermarket in Myrtleford has opened a number of employment opportunities for local residents.

The re-opening of Foodworks has created 40 new jobs including seven full-time, eight part-time and 25 casual positions with a number of familiar faces and many fresh ones providing customer assistance throughout the store.

That is slightly more than the number that was previously employed at the store before it shut down on March 5 with 35 people losing their job due to the closure.

Mudgegonga resident Ann-Marie Cobbe is just one local person who has found work through the supermarket-s re-opening.

Ms Cobbe has been out of work for the last three and a half months after her former workplace the Myrtleford Tobacco Station also closed early this year.

“I looked everywhere for work both here and in Albury-Wodonga but everyone I spoke to told me the same thing, that they weren’t looking to put anyone on at the time,” Ms Cobbe said.

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