17 Jun 2010

Call centre coming home

9:57 pm on 17 June 2010

The new owner of Shell's petrol stations is reversing the trend for New Zealand businesses to move call centres offshore, saying it is cheaper to have one here.

Greenstone Energy says it will close its call centre in the Philippines and relocate it to Auckland, creating 12 jobs.

The company has created 40 jobs in New Zealand since April when it untangled itself from oil giant Shell and became a stand-alone business.

Greenstone chief executive Mike Bennetts says it contracted Telnet to have the call centre operating from the beginning of August.