New call centre set to create 320 new jobs in area

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A Craigavon call centre is to create up to 320 new jobs over the next three years.

Eishtec, which is based down south, supplies services to the mobile telecoms sector and is the preferred supplier for EE.

Announcing the investment Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: “Eishtec is an award-winning company that has already established two high-performing service centres. It has chosen Craigavon for this new centre, against competition from locations in Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Thanks to the hard work of Invest NI we have been able to secure this project for Northern Ireland, which is good news for the local economy.

“When the new jobs are in place, they will generate over £5.5million in salaries. There are a variety of roles, including management and team leader positions. They will offer excellent training and employment opportunities to a wide range of people, from those with experience in customer service to school leavers and the unemployed.”

Eishtec has grown substantially since it was set up in 2011 and now has a 1,100 strong agent team across its Wexford and Waterford sites.

The Craigavon centre will be Eishtec’s first northern location and marks the next step in its growth.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered over £1.2m of assistance towards job 
creation and training support.