Australia

Big W job losses a blow to SA

Woolworths' decision to close a distribution centre east of Adelaide is a blow to the region. (AAP)

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says he hopes Woolworths can find new jobs for distribution centre workers in SA.

A decision by retail giant Woolworths to close a distribution centre east of Adelaide is a significant blow to the region, South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas says.

More than 200 jobs could be lost with the closure of the Monarto facility, one of two such centres and 30 Big W stores to go across the country.

Mr Lucas says it's hoped Woolworths will be able to find new job opportunities within its network for the SA workers affected.

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