A major supermarket expansion in Lincoln is to create 150 new full and part-time posts.
Sainsbury's on Tritton Road, will have almost 100,000 sq ft (9,300 sq m) of retail space, making it the chain's second largest store in the UK.
The work has meant weeks of road works to upgrade junctions on what is the main road into the south west of the city.
The store is due to open by the end of November.
The total permanent workforce will now be more than 500 with 50 temporary Christmas staff also being taken on.
Deputy manager, Gavin Smith, said: "One evening we had about 1,000 people turn up just to enquire about how to apply and what the jobs entail.
"We have actually interviewed over 350 people for the jobs we have on offer."