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Council Welcomes Call Centre Employment Boom

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The expansion of an established UK insurance intermediary, creating over 100 local jobs, is set to provide an "economic boost" to Wakefield.

Up to 40 new jobs are expected to be recruited in Wakefield during the next four months as London-based Union Insurance, opens its new facility on Wakefield 41 Business Park, with final recruitment figures expected to be in excess of 100.

Positions will predominantly be call centre operatives and will also include managerial and supervisory roles, as well as openings for quality assurance assessors.

Union Insurance Managing Director Daniel Harrison said the company was looking to be operational by the end of February.  The long-term aim is to its base in Wakefield, building on the enormous success the company has enjoyed in London since launching 13 years ago.

"Our commitment to career development and creating a fun, vibrant workplace is paramount as we move on to the recruitment stage of this exciting project. We are proud to have been an Investors in People accredited employer since 2002."

Councillor Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said:

“We work hard to attract new investment and are really pleased to have helped Union Insurance come to Wakefield. The creation of 100 new jobs in Wakefield is excellent news and a major boost for the local economy. We are continuing to work with the company and local partners to help local people access the new jobs.”

Applicants interested in any of the jobs described, which will be based on the Wakefield 41 site near Morrisons distribution centre and the M62/M1 interchange, can find more details at www.uibuk.com/jobs

 
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