50 new jobs for Capita in Darwen

First published in News

MORE than 50 jobs are to be created in Darwen as Capita expands its TV Licensing operation in the town.

The jobs, for back office administration personnel, will start in the New Year.

A Capita spokeswoman said 230 new jobs had been created in Darwen this year, primarily in the call centre.

The firm is also recruiting 20 new inbound call handlers.

Although good news for Darwen, the jobs come as Capita closed down its facility in Bristol.

Sunnyhurst councillor Brian Taylor, who works at Capita, was delighted.

He said: “The news of the additional full time administration jobs to be created in January is excellent news for the local economy.

“It just proves that Blackburn with Darwen really is open for business.

“Not only will we benefit from the direct jobs created, but the knock on effects for shops, cafes and fast-food outlets is truly encouraging.

“I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Coun Tom Evans said: “I don’t think they are going to be particularly good quality jobs but people are desperate for work at the moment so it’s better than nothing.

“I’m very pleased that jobs are being created, but I have mixed feelings.

“People are struggling all over the country and the loss of jobs at their Bristol branch is indicative of this, we need a whole plan in place for the economy.”

“I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but Darwen needs much more than 50 new jobs, it needs a lot better jobs and a lot better wages for its people.”

Capita will be holding an open recruitment event at India Mill on Wednesday, November 28, for anyone who is interested in finding out more about these roles.

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7:46pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Good call says...

TV Licensing, BBC collection goons
TV Licensing, BBC collection goons Good call
  • Score: 2

8:17pm Sun 18 Nov 12

mcadee says...

Since this business relocated from Bristol to Darwen As i work locally I'm fed up with letters on a regular basis regarding access to T.V. ect .They don't even include a prepaid envelope to reply too why sound we even pay for a stamp while the fat cats at the BBC enjoy a life style the average person can dream.
Since this business relocated from Bristol to Darwen As i work locally I'm fed up with letters on a regular basis regarding access to T.V. ect .They don't even include a prepaid envelope to reply too why sound we even pay for a stamp while the fat cats at the BBC enjoy a life style the average person can dream. mcadee
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Sun 18 Nov 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives!

Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour".

Deus Vobiscum
God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives! Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour". Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Sun 18 Nov 12

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives!

Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour".

Deus Vobiscum
Please, for all our sakes, resume the medication.
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives! Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour". Deus Vobiscum[/p][/quote]Please, for all our sakes, resume the medication. MerlinTheVoiceofReason2
  • Score: -1

5:13am Mon 19 Nov 12

wrinkles says...

I don't particularly care for the ethics of Capita - seems they're stealing jobs from Bristol and distributing them in the north - rather like handling stolen goods.
I don't particularly care for the ethics of Capita - seems they're stealing jobs from Bristol and distributing them in the north - rather like handling stolen goods. wrinkles
  • Score: 0

6:12am Mon 19 Nov 12

Excluded again says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives!

Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour".

Deus Vobiscum
Just going to Oxford or Cambridge makes you elitist? Milliband went to his local comp - does that make him working class.

Claptrap for lack of ambition. If you strive to go to Oxford or Cambridge you are an aspiring elitist - if you actually get there you are an elitist.

Don't do your best, don't be ambitious, don't aim for the top. That's elitist.
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: God help them! I would think long and hard before applying to the shambles that is Capita. In my experience I would not recomend this Disgrace to the devil himself. "In my honestly held opinion", based on experinece. they are a lamentable running sore that spreads its disease into our lives! Oh and by the way never, never,never vote for "New Labour" They are traitors who have resigned your children to a life of "None Future" Ed Silliband is an "eletist" left winger who attended Oxbridge his Papa was a Marxist, Never trust a Marxist and never, never, never trust "New Labour". Deus Vobiscum[/p][/quote]Just going to Oxford or Cambridge makes you elitist? Milliband went to his local comp - does that make him working class. Claptrap for lack of ambition. If you strive to go to Oxford or Cambridge you are an aspiring elitist - if you actually get there you are an elitist. Don't do your best, don't be ambitious, don't aim for the top. That's elitist. Excluded again
  • Score: 0

9:56am Mon 19 Nov 12

A Darener says...

Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples.
All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't!
Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples. All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't! A Darener
  • Score: 4

3:26am Tue 20 Nov 12

english rose 1 says...

A Darener wrote:
Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples.
All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't!
Rubbish ! Check out how many extra folk were WORKING under the last Lab Govt.
*
Check out the number of UNEMPLOYED & folk claiming benefit under this shambolic Govt.
*
Who gave WORKING CLASS folk the chance to go to University ?
*
Who invented the HEALTH SERVICE ??
*
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples. All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't![/p][/quote]Rubbish ! Check out how many extra folk were WORKING under the last Lab Govt. * Check out the number of UNEMPLOYED & folk claiming benefit under this shambolic Govt. * Who gave WORKING CLASS folk the chance to go to University ? * Who invented the HEALTH SERVICE ?? * english rose 1
  • Score: -2

6:35am Tue 20 Nov 12

darwen12 says...

That means more of them parking outside my house instead of the car park that they are supposed to use, they have no consideration for anyone else
That means more of them parking outside my house instead of the car park that they are supposed to use, they have no consideration for anyone else darwen12
  • Score: 0

7:56am Tue 20 Nov 12

A Darener says...

english rose 1 wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples.
All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't!
Rubbish ! Check out how many extra folk were WORKING under the last Lab Govt.
*
Check out the number of UNEMPLOYED & folk claiming benefit under this shambolic Govt.
*
Who gave WORKING CLASS folk the chance to go to University ?
*
Who invented the HEALTH SERVICE ??
*
I think you have just proved my point there. Unemployment? Just look in any newspaper and there are hundreds of jobs advertised, some people just don't want to work.
Working class going to university, now means we will be short of skilled labour. Whilst graduates go on benefits because they think they are too good for the necessary menial jobs.
Health service, over stretched because people rush to the doctors with a runny nose instead of treating themselves etc etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Every baby ever born starts out just the same. It is what you do with your life that matters. You either rely on others or become self sufficient. Look at the new leader of China for example. Born into poverty but now leader of the fastest growing economy in the world. The world is full of similar examples. All labour supporters do is try and bring everybody down to their level, not strive to rise above the poverty and hardships of the world. They think the world owes them a living. Well it doesn't![/p][/quote]Rubbish ! Check out how many extra folk were WORKING under the last Lab Govt. * Check out the number of UNEMPLOYED & folk claiming benefit under this shambolic Govt. * Who gave WORKING CLASS folk the chance to go to University ? * Who invented the HEALTH SERVICE ?? *[/p][/quote]I think you have just proved my point there. Unemployment? Just look in any newspaper and there are hundreds of jobs advertised, some people just don't want to work. Working class going to university, now means we will be short of skilled labour. Whilst graduates go on benefits because they think they are too good for the necessary menial jobs. Health service, over stretched because people rush to the doctors with a runny nose instead of treating themselves etc etc etc. A Darener
  • Score: -1

3:34pm Tue 20 Nov 12

english rose 1 says...

I agree a small minority do not want to work, but the vast majority do, hence far more people are in work. There are not 'hundreds' of jobs advertised at all ! And most of the ones that are are vastly oversubscdribed. I know folk who have applied for loads of jobs but can't get one.
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You can go to University and get lots of skills these days.
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Graduates do menial jobs.
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You disagree with the health service then ?? Maybe folk should pay to see the doctor as before the NHS was set up and tough s--t if you couldn't afford to pay !
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ThE Coalition Govt uprated out of work benefits by 5.1% whilst giving most of those in work a pay freeze or pay cut. Just imagine if a Labour Govt had done that !! You would be moanong properly then !!
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How does uprating out of work benefits by 5.1% help incentivise work A Darener ??
I agree a small minority do not want to work, but the vast majority do, hence far more people are in work. There are not 'hundreds' of jobs advertised at all ! And most of the ones that are are vastly oversubscdribed. I know folk who have applied for loads of jobs but can't get one. * You can go to University and get lots of skills these days. * Graduates do menial jobs. * You disagree with the health service then ?? Maybe folk should pay to see the doctor as before the NHS was set up and tough s--t if you couldn't afford to pay ! * ThE Coalition Govt uprated out of work benefits by 5.1% whilst giving most of those in work a pay freeze or pay cut. Just imagine if a Labour Govt had done that !! You would be moanong properly then !! * How does uprating out of work benefits by 5.1% help incentivise work A Darener ?? english rose 1
  • Score: 0

8:23am Wed 21 Nov 12

A Darener says...

1. Health service expenses are greatly depleted by self inflicted problems, drugs, alcohol, violent behaviour etc. if these people esp. Drunks were charged for services then maybe that problem would decrease.
2. If graduates do menial jobs what is the point of them going to uni? They may as well improve themselves by learning a trade.
3. 5.1% of a small sum is an even smaller sum. Those in work should count themselves lucky. The trouble with work shyness is that like many things it is passed from generation to generation. Mother, father don't work, so neither do their children.
1. Health service expenses are greatly depleted by self inflicted problems, drugs, alcohol, violent behaviour etc. if these people esp. Drunks were charged for services then maybe that problem would decrease. 2. If graduates do menial jobs what is the point of them going to uni? They may as well improve themselves by learning a trade. 3. 5.1% of a small sum is an even smaller sum. Those in work should count themselves lucky. The trouble with work shyness is that like many things it is passed from generation to generation. Mother, father don't work, so neither do their children. A Darener
  • Score: 0

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