Jobs boost for Vacancies in Barrow in furness

Around 55 jobs are being moved from Ireland to Barrow. Agilisys has created the jobs at its Craven House call centre in the last two months since it decided to shut its call centre at Shannon, in Eire. The switch to Barrow was confirmed after development agency Furness Enterprise; negotiated for Agilisys to get an assisted areas grant from the government to move the jobs here.It brings the number of Agilisys jobs in the town to 290, and up to 80 more jobs could follow if other contracts are won.

The firm’s public sector and private sector contracts include running the Consumer Direct call centre service for local authority Trading Standards offices throughout the North West, and providing debt reminder services for private banks.One manager from the Irish operation is transferring to Barrow.Other Irish jobs are being moved to Agilisys in Rochdale.

Ms Grady said “all recruitment has now been completed for the current requirements.There is capacity to expand by 80 full time equivalent jobs in Barrow.”

Agilisys chief executive Kay Andrews said “This decision has been driven by the current economic conditions. The grant for the move to Barrow was negotiated by Furness Enterprise working with Agilisys,” Barrow Borough Council which owns Craven House and the North West Regional Development Agency.

The Advertiser, p20, Thursday 4 June 2009