The telecommunications operator, Orange, has announced it is to open a third customer care centre, creating 300 new jobs in Biel. The centre is expected to open in May or June next year.
The Lausanne-based firm already employs 1,300 workers at its centres in Lausanne and Zurich. According to its own figures, it ranks third among companies offering new employment in Switzerland.
Orange says it chose Biel - which straddles the French-German language divide - because of the large pool of qualified, bilingual staff available.
Another big name in the telecommunications sphere, Diax, opened a branch in the town last year.
Orange Switzerland was created a year ago.
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