Broadband provider EE has announced plans to create up to 200 new jobs in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.
EE says the recruitment drive will reinforce its position as the largest single employer in the town and provide an economic boost to the area.
The company will offer a mix of full-time and part-time roles in both customer service and sales, while another 15 apprentices will be employed by November, joining the 25 already starting in the coming weeks.
Francoise Clemes, EE’s Chief of Customer Service, explained that Merthyr Tydfil is already home to one of its award-winning UK customer centres.
"Today’s announcement is great news for both job seekers and our customers," she stated.
"As well as providing a much-needed jobs boost for an area which has been badly hit by the downturn, the increase in employees at our customer centres reinforces our commitment to providing the best service possible to all EE customers."
Dai Havard, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, said the news is "a vote of confidence" for Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding area.
EE is also creating 100 new jobs across its Darlington and North Tyneside customer service centres as the firm continues its UK expansion.