A COUNCILLOR hopes recruitment of staff for the new Aldi distribution centre will start soon.

Work on the Goldthorpe centre is speeding up and Cllr Ralph Sixsmith is hopeful that their staff will be mainly recruited from the area.

"All the infrastructure is coming along and it's going to create three hundred or so jobs," said Cllr Sixsmith.

"What we try to do now is ask for our people to be given first preference when it comes to new jobs in the area."