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Homebuilder needs 700 construction workers

Persimmon Home says it will create 700 construction jobs. Credit: PA

A leading housebuilder says it is creating around 700 construction jobs as it continues to expand throughout south Wales.

Persimmon Homes is looking for more new groundworkers, bricklayers and carpenters as the builder embarks on major new projects.

Martin Smith, managing director for Persimmon Homes East Wales, said the company is forecasting a build rate of 1,500 homes per year in Wales alone.

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The houses are to be built along the M4 corridor at:

Abergavenny, Newport (J25), St Edeyrn’s (J30), Llanilltern Village (J33), Hendy, Bynea, Narberth, Herefordshire and various developments along the Heads of the Valleys.

Mr Smith said:,“With this continued expansion of the business comes new jobs. What we can offer as a company is a promise of long-term, stable employment as we continue to grow, competitive rates of pay and excellent training.

Persimmon needs in the region of 300 groundworkers, 250 bricklayers and 150 carpenters.