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200 jobs may be on the way

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

200 jobs may be on the way

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BARBADOS IS in the running for 200 new jobs and millions of dollars in additional investment as Cable & Wireless (C&W) returns its call centre from El Salvador to the Caribbean.

More than six years after its closure of a similar facility cost more than 100 Barbadians their jobs and sparked a showdown with the Barbados Workers’ Union, C&W has had a change of heart.

Yesterday, as he reported that the company earned $112 million in pre-tax profits here last year, C&W Communications (CWC) chief executive officer Phil Bentley announced that within the next four months, either Barbados or Jamaica would be home to the new call centre.

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