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Job hopes for 50

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ABOUT 50 new jobs will be created after the signing of the two giant retailers for the $30million Damodar City Complex in Suva.

And this will add up to about 400 jobs to be created after the opening.

Courts (Fiji) Limited and Jack's of Fiji signed the deal with Damodar yesterday at Courts in Samabula to establish another shop at the Damodar City Complex.

Jack's of Fiji business development general manager Babu Bhai Chawda said 40 new jobs would be created after opening and shops would be operating seven days a week with two working shifts.

Courts (Fiji) Limited chief operating officer Hamendra Prasad said they were calculating about 10 new staff.

Damodar Brothers chief executive officer Div Damodar said they were confident to open at the first quarter of this year.

Mr Chawda said the new shopping outlet would feature an urban modern concept with international ambiance and fresh extensive diverse product offering such as contemporary fashion for all ages, together with internationally-renowned brand such as Ripcurl and Adidas.

"A store within a store concept will also feature international number one sporting brand Adidas Sports Performance Centre."

He said the Adidas range would include footwear, apparel and accessories for sports like rugby, soccer and other sports.

"For people living the search for perfection, adventures and a source of truly functional fashion statement, Ripcurl brand will also be a prominent feature of this store."

The new Jack's store would be about 5300 square feet, which would be larger than its shop at MHCC.

Mr Prasad said the interesting Courts speciality store would be the latest addition to the complex.

He said the store would appeal to those with interests in high fashion, gadget gurus, accessories, electronic and IT.