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New Serco office to bring up to 600 jobs to Cardiff

Date: 08 Jun 2011

International service company Serco, is to open a new city centre office in Cardiff, creating up to 600 new jobs over the next 12 months, to manage sales and customer service activity for a range of UK based organisations, including Shop Direct Group, the UK's largest online and home shopping retailer which is home to brands including Littlewoods, isme and Very.co.uk.

The new contact centre, which is due to open in August, will be located at Hodge House on St Mary Street and will be operated by The Listening Company (TLC), which was acquired by Serco in March this year. The company will embark on a major recruitment drive for inbound sales, customer support and administrative staff.

The centre will become TLC's ninth major UK site and its first in Wales. Recent growth within the company's existing accounts as well as from new customers has prompted the opening of the new facility. The business has existing centres in Portsmouth, Manchester, Newcastle, Tonbridge, London, Glasgow and Brora (Scotland) from where it serves a range of clients including Sky, O2 and Peugeot.

Neville Upton, CEO, The Listening Company said: "We're delighted that the growth in our business has provided us with the opportunity to establish ourselves in such a vibrant city centre. Not only does this move enable us to enhance our geographical spread and build on our relationships with key clients, it will lead to the creation of a number of exciting job opportunities and we expect to grow the business in the coming months and years."

For more information on development opportunities and job vacancies at The Listening Company please email cardiffrecruitment@listening.co.uk or phone 0845 855 9000 (opt. 6). The organisation is looking for people to fill vacancies in HR, recruitment, training, IT, back office admin and inbound customer service.

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For further information please contact:
Lauren Robinson, Director of Communications, The Listening Company T 0208 484 1612

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Last Updated: 08 Jun 2011