Henry Boot creates new jobs on £120m retail scheme

Henry Boot Construction is creating jobs in Barnsley after taking on 17 unemployed people to work full-time on a £120m retail and leisure development.

Stephen Phillips working on The Glass Works in Barnsley

The Sheffield-based firm created the opportunities in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), to support local people looking to forge a career in the construction industry.

The 17 jobs are for the construction of The Glass Works phase one in the town.

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Ryan O’Loughlin, project director for Henry Boot Construction, said: “As part of our ongoing collaboration with the DWP, it’s our joint aim to create further employment opportunities as the scheme progresses and support local people looking to forge a career in the construction industry.”

Stephen Phillips has taken on the role of a multi purpose labourer.

He said: “Working with Henry Boot on The Glass Works phase one project has been a fantastic opportunity for me.

“I am from Barnsley so to be able to contribute to the new development is exciting. Henry Boot Construction has also provided me with a number of training opportunities to allow me to expand my skillset.”