Newcastle housing group announces 130 new jobs

Up to 130 new jobs are being created by a Newcastle-based social landlord.

Home Group said the customer service posts would be created at a new call centre at the Quorum Business Park in the city.

A company spokesman said staff were expected to move into the 11,300 sq ft centre in May.

Home Group was established 75 years ago and already employs about 300 people in Newcastle and a further 4,000 people across the UK.

Mark Henderson, Home Group chief executive said: "I'm very excited about this project and delighted to be able to announce these new jobs.

"We have a proud history in Newcastle. We were established back in 1935 as a part of the government response to the deprivation which prompted the Jarrow march.

"We're a key local employer and we look forward to recruiting a fantastic team."

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