Major employers in Sunderland are looking to fill more than 400 vacancies this month through a special recruitment day.
The event, organised by Sunderland City Council, will give people the opportunity to find out about potential career opportunities in the contact centre industry, which is one of the city's biggest sectors, employing around 10,000 people.
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