British Gas has released this statement after news confirming it is to close its Southampton office, and the 500 staff positions within.
British Gas has today confirmed its decision to close its Southampton contact centre by the end of 2012, following a 90 day consultation period at the site.
"The business will continue to work had to support all those impacted by this decision and continues to investigate redeployment and alternative employment opportunities."
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