March 25, 2008 / 9:08 AM / 12 years ago

BT says to hire up to 300 in India centre

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - British telecoms firm BT Group Plc said on Tuesday it would hire up to 300 people in a global operation centre in India, as it aims to outsource more operations to emerging markets to keep costs lower.

The new facility at Gurgaon will support BT’s procurement, legal, finance and human resource operations, the company said in a statement.

“We have been working successfully in India for many years with partners who handle some of our non-core but mission critical activities,” Chief Executive Ben Verwaayen said in the statement.

BT said it contributed 2 percent to India’s $50 billion software services exports, and planned to step up outsourcing to India. The company has also built operation centres in Hungary, Brazil and China.

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