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Firstsource to create jobs in Middlesbrough and Sunderland

Up to 200 call centre jobs are being created in the north-east of England.

Firstsource Solution said the full and part-time posts would be split between the company's existing sites in Middlesbrough and Sunderland

A spokeswoman said the jobs were the result of new contracts being secured with a major telecoms giant and UK-based bank.

In 2012, the company axed 500 jobs in Middlesbrough and Thornaby, after it lost work with insurance companies.

Indian-based Firstsource employs about 26,000 people in India, the Philippines, the US and the UK.

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