Leeds & West Yorkshire

Yorkshire internet firm to create up to 250 new jobs

A Yorkshire-based internet firm is to create up to 250 new jobs in Leeds and Sheffield.

Phone and broadband provider Plusnet said it would be opening a new customer service office in Leeds city centre employing 100 people.

It is also expanding the workforce at its Sheffield headquarters which currently employs 850 staff.

Plusnet was founded in 1997, floated on the stock market in 2004 and bought by BT in 2007.

The company said the second site in Leeds was needed to "ensure business continuity" in case of an emergency situation affecting its Sheffield office.

The Leeds office is expected to be operational by March 2014.

The firm's chief executive officer Jamie Ford said the company's "intention is that both sites will grow over the coming years".

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