There is some joy on the horizon for the Birmingham employment market, where up to thirty new jobs are being made available by the ethnic food and beverage provider – Masala Bazaar. The brand new Cash and Carry wholesale stores are planned for the Smethwick and Ward End districts of Birmingham, providing some much-needed help on the job seeking front. Masala Bazaar continue to stride forward in the UK’s food service supply chain, making these the eighth and ninth stores to open in little over seven years. The company who are part of the Eurofoods Group are a leading provider to wholesalers, restaurants and the general public, whose main focus is aimed at the ethnic and Indian food sector. The stores will be requiring managers, assistant managers, butchers and customer assistants. The new premises are currently under construction and renovation and aim to be open around June 2012, making it a true Indian summer! Masala Bazaar stores carry both food and beverage products which include the likes of many foods that are not commonly seen in the large supermarkets. With their essence on meat, fish and seafood, visiting a Masala Bazaar store is of much of an interest to the passerby as the returning customer. With an amazing array of food from around the world that is not likely so see elsewhere and huge fish that are farmed from their own fresh water lakes in Bangladesh, many could be forgiven for thinking they’re involved in a natural history programme on the BBC. Each store boasts its own in-house butcher that will be on hand to cut both fresh and frozen portions on demand. All Masala Bazaar meat is Halal slaughtered and where possible and practical most of the other food is inclined to be that way too. The store caters for all sectors of the food services industry, stocking other goods such as take away packaging, cleaning and hygiene products, kitchen-ware and other ordinary (European) food items. Venturing into Birmingham is a fantastic step for the company’s ambitions, who aim to have a Masala Bazaar in every major town and city over the next few years. What makes Masala Bazaar different from many other cash and carry stores is the fact that the general public are allowed to buy discounted food goods from the store without being a business owner or needing to sign up before spending. With an ever-increasing demand for Asian and Indian foods and our growing ethnic communities, Masala Bazaar is not only serving a purpose for its customers, but with these jobs, a service to its community too. More details will become available closer to the time of opening but Masala Bazaar Group Manager, Shahab Ali, is looking to get the recruitment process underway immediately. Applications for the positions and further application details can be viewed on the www.masalabazaar.co.uk website’s Careers section.