Retail chain bringing jobs
IT IS not often the headline reads: "New jobs for Grafton", but that's exactly what BCF (Boating Camping and Fishing) is promising when the new store opens in South Grafton next month.
BCF marketing manager Ben McConnell has confirmed the retail chain will open an 800sqm store on November 9.
At least two full-time positions plus several part-time and casual jobs will be created, making a welcome change to the hundreds of jobs that have been lost in the Clarence Valley during the past few years.
The advertised positions are in retail management and customer service and applications close on Friday, October 11.
Mr McConnell said the retailer had been keeping a close eye on Grafton for many years.
"We've always had our eye on Grafton but it had to be the right site and the right time," he said.
"With the amazing river, countryside and coastline, we think our offer is perfectly suited to the demographic and interests of Grafton.
"We think this will be a positive and hopefully help the local economy and local community."
The South Grafton store (opposite Bunnings) will be the 108th BCF for Australia.
The company employs more than 2500 staff Australia-wide and has grown rapidly since opening its first Boating, Camping and Fishing Store in 2005.