Baywest said yesterday the 250 retailers to be housed at the R1.7-billion mega-mall would employ an average of about 10 workers each.
The announcement brings some relief to a city in which companies shed thousands of jobs last year just to remain open. The latest in a string of Bay companies to close, EH Walton Packaging – a 170-year-old packaging company based in Central, Port Elizabeth – was provisionally liquidated, with almost 200 people losing their jobs.
– Cindy Preller
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