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430 jobs are to go at npower's Rainton site in Sunderland, while 520 staff will be transferred from NPower's payroll to another company.
The Thornaby call centre will close entirely, with its 500 staff offered employment instead in Sunderland.
Gareth Pickles, npower's Director of Customer Services, tells ITV Tyne Tees that jobs losses and site closures in the North East is not about cost.
Energy firm nPower is planning to transfer more than 500 jobs from it's Thornaby office to other sites in the North East.
Around 430 jobs will go at nPower's headquarters in Rainton, near Houghton-le-Spring.
410 will be given the option to move to Capita in Peterlee, around 20 miles away.
The overall number of workers at Rainton will rise from 2200 to 2400 as 1130 move from two sites in Peterlee and Thornaby.
The GMB Union says nPower is planning to close its site at Thornaby in North Yorkshire.
The organisation says staff are expected to be informed of job losses this morning.
The GMB union says it wants a public inquiry to be held after claiming that the energy company nPower will close several sites in the North East.
Offices are set to shut in Peterlee in County Durham and Thornaby in North Yorkshire as part of wider plans to transfer 1,400 jobs to India.
Chris Jukes, GMB Northern Regional Political Officer talks to ITV Tyne Tees about nPower site closures and job loses.