Orange creates 1,100 call-centre jobs
The expansion, backed with almost pounds 900,000 from the Department of Trade and Industry, takes to 3,100 the number of call-centre posts created by the group since January.
Bob Fuller, chief operating officer, said: "The market is expected to expand significantly this Christmas, creating further demand."
The pounds 8m Plymouth call centre is scheduled to be operational in August 2000.
Orange shares ended 22p stronger yesterday at 1,132p.
Separately, Express Dairies, said yesterday it was shedding 190 jobs with the closure of its plant in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The dairy, acquired four months ago when the company bought Glanbia's liquid-milk operations for pounds 100m, will be shut by mid-December. Express, which has already unveiled plans to axe 400 ex-Glanbia jobs with closures in Birmingham and Manchester, said it will transfer the plant production to London and Sussex.
Express Dairy shares eased 1.5p to 127.5p.
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 5 WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
Children take eight Isis captives to be beheaded in latest propaganda video
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
iJobs Money & Business
£25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A global leader operating...
£32000 - £38000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A highly successful, inte...
£20000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This multi-award winning foreig...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: To provide a prompt, friendly and efficient se...