O2 to take on 107 axed Newbury-based 2e2 Group staff

O2 is to take on 107 workers from a Berkshire-based IT services firm which went into administration.

More than 600 people were made redundant earlier this week when administrators said they could not find a buyer for Newbury-based 2e2 Group.

Talks to sell the rest of the business, which still employs hundreds of people in the UK, are continuing.

O2 has bought part of the business and will take on 107 axed workers as part of its customer service team.

The telecoms firm had previously worked with 2e2 to create a joint venture partnership called O2 Unify.

The 627 lost jobs were in Reading, Newbury, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Heathrow and Hayes.

The firm's operations in Jersey, Guernsey, Ireland, Spain and The Netherlands are unaffected at this stage.

O2 is yet to reveal where the 107 jobs will be based.

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