News : 600 Jobs Saved as Call Centre Stays in Sheffield
Sheffield, UK, June 2, 2016 -- Six hundred Sheffield jobs have been safeguarded after a call centre stayed in the city due to the "quality and potential" of staff.
French firm WebHelp won the race to take over two huge contracts from Serco - with retailers Freemans Grattan Holdings and BrightHouse.
A WebHelp spokeswoman said all parties were committed to keeping the operation in the city due to the staff.
The call centre is in a new building at 1 Amberley Street, Attercliffe, near the English Institute of Sport. WebHelp has taken a six-year lease on the building.
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The spokeswoman said the aim was to invest in staff through training and expand by winning contracts.
She added: "We are quite fussy about the contracts we take. This is a good fit and we are excited by the potential of the people in Sheffield and our hope is it will bring in more business."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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