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It’s all in the timing. No sooner does one of Northern Irelands’s biggest Engineering companies announce the loss of 750 jobs than lo and behold there is an official announcement of 100 new jobs.  Well, not quite. It is ” up to” 100 new jobs, timeline vague, cost of INVEST NI subsidy unclear. Oh and the nature of these jobs? In a call center. Working for an Indian company which we are told is already one of Londonderry’s biggest employers. Remarkable to see Northern Ireland transformed into a sub-Delhi with call centers and presented as the jewel in Arlene Fosters economic crown. I do not wish to demean Call Center workers but if this is the future it is bleak. Why send kids to University to accrue huge debts so they can then function as call center workers?

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7 thoughts on “HIGH VALUE JOBS?

  1. Rather have a Derry lad answer the helpdesk phone when my xbox breaks then here some jibberish all the way from Mumbai.

  2. Charles

    Have you heard a “Derry” accent? I have to get an Indian to transate for me.

    Kateyo

    Yes you are right. Call Centre jobs are the way to add value to our economy. Obviously. Oh and what was the Invest NI funding level again?

  3. Working for an Indian company which we are told is already one of Londonderry’s biggest employers. Remarkable to see Northern Ireland transformed into a sub-Delh

    Remarkable comment from someone who advocates free marketeering. Still, if it fits with the political currency of Belfast Agreement criticism . . .

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