Want to read more? We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Oban Times – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe Now Marks & Spencer is recruiting managers in preparation for the opening of its new Oban foodhall in July. ‘Oban Jobcentre is working with M&S in the lead up to the store opening on July 18 with up to 60 staff being recruited, including section managers and customer assistants. ‘There is a real vibe about the Jobcentre with staff looking forward to being heavily involved with M&S in helping recruit the remainder of their customer assistant staff. Use of Jobcentre facilities have been offered to the employer to assist with their recruitment and training needs,’ said a Department for Works and Pensions spokesman. M&S said: ‘We’re working hard to open our new M&S Foodhall in Oban this summer and we’ll update the community as soon as we can. To help us deliver the very best service, we’ll need the best team in place. We’re currently recruiting our management team and we’ll begin customer assistant recruitment soon.’ Job figures for Argyll and Bute out on Tuesday show there has been a two per cent rise in all claimants and a nine per cent rise among 18 to 24-year-olds in April compared to this time last year. Anyone interested in applying for a job at the foodhall should go to careers. marksandspencer.com/new-store- registration.