News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog

St James Quarter and FUSE to provide Scottish Employment Boost

Posted: 9th February 2021

FUSE now recruiting over 450 jobs within the Quarter

Scotland’s retail and hospitality industries are set to benefit from a sizable jobs boost, thanks to St James Quarter and its FUSE initiative.

As the retail and hospitality industries look to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than 450 new jobs will be recruited for initially at the development – with the capital city destination also planning to sustain a total of 3,000 new roles as it continues to grow.

Launched by the team at St James Quarter and working in partnership with a number of organisations across the city, FUSE is a new initiative providing a high-quality recruitment service specialising in retail and hospitality for employers both within St James Quarter and the wider Edinburgh area.

FUSE is recruiting roles for a variety of different levels, ranging from retail and restaurant management to security, customer service and cleaning staff – for brands such as Bonnie & Wild, Miele, Croma Vigilant and ABM. Further to driving recruitment, FUSE will continue to support those employed by providing further training, accredited qualifications, and ongoing networking opportunities.

Rochelle Burgess at St James Quarter said: “The upcoming St James Quarter opening is a catalyst for a new era in Edinburgh providing jobs, building careers, and creating opportunities for people to develop and grow.

The team at St James Quarter is passionate about doing our part to support and bolster the local community and we’re proud to be able to bring so many exciting career opportunities to Scotland – especially during what has been such a tough time for the people at the heart of the retail and hospitality industries.”

Calum Nicol, FUSE Manager, added: “At FUSE, we’re committed to providing a leading service for both employers and employees – helping to match recruits with the needs of employers. Our diverse and experienced team allows us to stay at the forefront of recruitment needs, with our in-depth knowledge of all sectors placing the most suitable candidates in the most suitable positions.

“After such a difficult period for these industries, FUSE hopes to be a beacon of hope for those seeking employment and career opportunities at such a challenging time.”

St James Quarter is set to open the first phase of its retail, dining and leisure elements in Spring of 2021 which underscores the Scottish capital’s global appeal and further bolsters the St James Quarter leisure offer.

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here