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EE creates 260 new jobs at Darlington and Tyneside call centres

EE call centre Image copyright EE
Image caption EE already employs more than 300 staff in the north east of England

Mobile phone company EE is creating 260 new jobs at North Tyneside and Darlington call centres.

The company already employs more than 300 staff at the two customer service centres, which opened in 2013.

Chief executive Marc Allera said the move was part of plans to base all its call centre workers in the UK.

He said: "There's still more we want to achieve to fully onshore all customer service roles and provide the best possible experience for our customers."

The jobs will be shared equally between the two sites at Cobalt Business Park near North Shields and Darlington's Yarm Road Industrial Estate.

EE, owner of Orange and T-Mobile, provides mobile and broadband services and has more than 15,000 employees and 27m customers.

It was also the first to offer a 4G network in the UK which provided increased broadband speed.

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