Jobs Boost for Glasgow

20 May 2013

Glasgow is to benefit from a funding deal between Webhelp TSC and Scottish Enterprise, through its international development arm Scottish Development International.

A £1.5 million award, which helped convince the French-based company to extend its operations in Scotland, will create 400 jobs in all - 294 at the company's offices in the IFSD, Glasgow, 76 in Larbert and 30 in Kilmarnock.

When recruitment is complete, it will bring the firm's total employees in Scotland to almost 3,400.

The company's expansion is intended to meet growing international demand for the services it provides from its existing contact centres in Larbert, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Dunoon, Rothesay and Glasgow. The Regional Selective Assistance award will be used to acquire the additional equipment needed to support the new roles.

Welcoming the announcement, First Minister Alex Salmond said: "400 new jobs across the central belt of Scotland is fantastic news. It offers our young people enormous opportunities - Webhelp are keen to target young people for many of these jobs, in the hope they remain with the company for many years."

"Webhelp TSC's commitment provides further proof of the attractiveness of Scotland's workforce to foreign investors."