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Just Eat creates 1,500 jobs in the UK

Food delivery service with the catchy jingle Just Eat is to create more than 1,000 jobs in a customer service centre in Sunderland, as part of a £100 million investment in the company's UK bases.

The office is to be in the now liquidated company N-Power's old premises in Houghton-le-Spring.

The types of jobs on offer are to include team leaders, management, customer service advisors and specialist support roles.

This will increase the company's employer number by 75 per cent from its current 2,000, a figure that excludes its multitude of delivery staff.

Employees will be working a hybrid model, similar to that of Primark.

UK managing director Andrew Kenny commented: "We're delighted to be creating upwards of a thousand new employment opportunities in our customer care department over the next 12 months.

"This move will help us to bring the very best service to our customers and restaurant partners as demand for food delivery goes from strength to strength in the UK."

The Government has hailed the news as a great example of "levelling up" amid its campaign with the same name.

Business minister Paul Scully said: "It's great to hear Just Eat are delivering for the North East's economy by creating 1000 new jobs, from management to customer service, which will help make the region an even better place to build a career.

"This investment drives forward our plan to level up the whole of the UK, ensuring all our regions and nations thrive as we build back better from the pandemic."

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