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2 500 jobs to be created as Baywest Mall opens its doors

JANUARY 22, 2015
2 500 jobs to be created as Baywest Mall opens its doors

The opening of the R1.7 billion Baywest Mall in April will create up to 2 500 permanent jobs “while development to the tune of R500 million rolls out around the centre”.

Regarding the economic impact of the mall, Baywest MD Gavin Blows says that an average of 10 permanent jobs will be created to staff the mall’s 250 retail outlets.

In addition to this, he points out, staff will be needed for security and cleaning services at the 90 000 square metre centre.

“Because Baywest Mall is the catalyst to the entire Baywest City development, work will continue around the mall once it opens in April, Blows says, adding: “we already have R500-million worth of development lined up for this year, which includes office blocks and a motor showroom.

Blows says the company has been “inundated” with requests for work at the mall, adding that its community liaison officer has already received more than 500 CVs for its database, which would be passed on to tenants as they started to search for staff.


CAPTION: Baywest on January 15th 2015. IMAGE sourced from Facebook account