Jobs, how many? It depends on who is doing the counting

Press releases say that 500 jobs have been created at the new Lidl depot in East Devon.

PLEASE note that this is NOT the same as 500 full-time jobs. It is quite possible that many jobs are for a limited number of hours.

Newspapers are sloppy about this. Often the number of promised jobs, when converted to full-time equivalent hours (FTE) can be half this number or even less.

ALWAYS ask “How many full-time equivalent jobs?” and get it in writing from the employer.