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TEN JOBS are to be created as a British stationary retailer unveils plans to open in the heart of the city.

The Works is to open a branch at a vacant unit beside O’Mahony’s Booksellers in O’Connell Street.

The premises was formerly home to Compu b, before it closed its city centre branch.

The stationary retailer, which has 525 stores across Ireland and Britain, sells gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery.

Due to open in May, it’s new store in Limerick will measure around 2,000 square feet.

Its the 11th outlet the firm has opened in the Republic of Ireland.

Recruitment for positions in the store is currently ongoing, with vacancies for store manager, team leaders and sales assistants.

More information can be found at https://theworks.jobs.

A spokesperson for The Works said: “We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in the Republic of Ireland and opening our newest store in Limerick in May. At The Works, we aim to inspire our customers to read, learn, create and play, and our stores play a very important part in this. O’Connell Street is a hive of retail activity and we are very much looking forward to becoming a part of the localcommunity. We can’t wait to welcome new customers from Limerick and the surrounding areas through the doors of our new store in the spring!”

Meanwhile, in a further boost, council has revealed plans to put in place a team focused on keeping the city centre clean.

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The team will be tasked with maintaining the cleanliness and upkeep of the public realm in the central area.

In addition to collaborating with the Council’s existing cleaning and public realm teams, the team of five council staff will engage with traders and private property owners to address litter accumulation, with the goal of eliminating the problem of private littering.

Mayor Gerald Mitchell urged people to get behind the campaign.

“Let’s reject littering and take pride in our community. Together, we can cultivate a cleaner, more vibrant environment for everyone,” he said.

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