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BT performs INSOURCERY on outsourced staffers to secure cash savings

Buys in 282 front desk staff from Securitas as contract terminates

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BT has scooped up 282 workers from Securitas, who had been outsourced by the security firm to provide front desk support across England, Scotland and Wales for the telecoms giant.

A contract with Securitas is set to terminate within the next few days.

The Register asked BT how many Securitas staffers would lose their jobs as a result of that deal ending. A spokesman for the one-time national telco responded:

Securitas staff working with BT have been offered the chance to transfer into BTFS, and all but a few have taken the opportunity to do so.

It said that the 282 employees it was in the process of hiring would be folded into its BT Facilities Services subsidiary, which has been running for more than a year now.

The staff will provide front desk reception and security support across 7,200 BT buildings in locations dotted all over the country.

BT added that it would be expanding its business to offer facilities management services to other companies in the UK.

The telco's operations director of that wing, Neil Edmond, said that the strategy would help BT to make savings that can be reinvested into the biz. ®

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