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Everything Everywhere will add to workforce in Darlington and North Tyneside
A MOBILE phone company, which is one of the region's biggest employers, is creating 100 new North-East jobs.
EE, formerly known as Everything Everywhere, says it is taking on full-time and part-time call centre and sales workers at its offices in Darlington and near North Shields, North Tyneside, to strengthen its position in the UK telecoms market.
The firm, which operates T-Mobile, Orange and EE brands in the UK, is Darlington's largest private employer with about 2,000 workers, and also has offices at Doxford, in Sunderland, and a call centre near Murton, east Durham.
The company said it couldn't confirm how many workers would be placed at each site under the plans, which include creating about 200 new posts in Merthyr Tydfil, in south Wales.
Bosses, who last year weren't even running an apprenticeship scheme, have also revealed a drive to take on 500 younger people by 2015 is proving a success, with a number of new workers now based across its North-East offices.
Francoise Clemes, EE chief of customer service, said: “This is great news for job seekers and our customers.
“As well as providing a much-needed jobs boost, the increase in employees at our customer centres reinforces our commitment to providing the best service possible to all our customers.”
The announcement comes after EE earlier this year unveiled plans to extend its 24-hour call centre in Yarm Road Business Park, Darlington, by demolishing four buildings to create one larger property housing all of its workers.
Last month, the firm revealed it will beat its target for one million 4G customers by the end of 2013.
It had 687,000 4G customers at the end of June, up from 318,000 in March, after introducing the superfast service to cover nearly 60 per cent of the population.
It posted a nine per cent rise in underlying earnings to £734m for the first half of the year, despite a 4.9 per cent fall in its service revenues, and said it had benefited from increased demand for higher value mobile phone contracts, including those on its 4G network.
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