HUNDREDS of jobs are to be created by Webhelp TSC in Scotland’s Central Belt, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced.
The 400 new jobs are with the French firm – which already employs almost 3,000 people in Scotland.
There will be 294 new positions in the firm’s Glasgow base, 76 in Larbert and 30 in Kilmarnock.
Mr Salmond described the employment boost as “further proof of the attractiveness of Scotland’s workforce to foreign investors” and “yet another example of Scotland’s increasing success in attracting inward investment”.
He said: “Four hundred new jobs across the central belt of Scotland is fantastic news. It brings to almost 3,400 the number of people employed by Webhelp TSC in Scotland and means economic boosts in Glasgow, Larbert and Kilmarnock.
“In particular, it offers our young people enormous opportunities. I know Webhelp are keen to target young people for a large number of these jobs, in the hope they remain with the company for many years and are supported in their ambitions to learn and make progress.”