Jobs offer for at-risk My Local store staff

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A LIFELINE has been given to up to 1,658 My Local staff by Morrisons.

The supermarket has offered to rescue their jobs if there are store closures at the stricken convenience store chain.

On Tuesday, My Local owner Greybull Capital announced its intention to put the firm into administration, lining up KPMG to act as administrator to its chain of more than 100 stores, which includes stores in Gosport, Southsea and Purbrook.

My Local was sold to Greybull last year by Morrisons.

In a statement Morrisons said: ‘We’re saddened and disappointed to learn that My Local is about to enter administration. We want to help our former colleagues who now work for My Local.

‘We can therefore confirm that if no buyer is found, and stores close, we will welcome our former colleagues back to a job at Morrisons.’

KPMG will attempt to sell the business as a going concern but, if a buyer cannot be found, then the stores will be sold off piecemeal or closed down.