MORE jobs could be on the way to the EE call centre - as bosses commit to Greenock.

The mobile giants, who merged with BT two years ago, plan to move more work to the Greenock site, the Tele can reveal.

It is understood this could mean an increase to the 700-strong workforce later in the year.

MP Ronnie Cowan, who recently visited the site, welcomed the news that the Greenock centre is part of their plans.

An EE spokesman said: "We’ve grown our team in Greenock over the past 18 months and now employ nearly 700 people in the area

"We're always looking for great talent to join us at the site and in our stores in the area

"Greenock is an important site to us and we have capacity and possibility to grow our work and presence there in the future."

MP Mr Cowwan said his visit to the waterfront call centre followed an announcement earlier this year that BT was planning a restructure with future job losses.

He said: “With BT recently announcing changes to the business structure and EE part of their portfolio, I was keen to meet with management to hear about the future of the Greenock site.

“I was pleased to learn the site employs around 700 people and will be taking on more responsibilities through supporting BT customers."

The MP also praised EE's work practices.

He said: "It's good to know they provide staff with the opportunity to volunteer three days a year and also engage with the local community.

“EE is a large employer in Inverclyde and it’s vital we maintain good links with the businesses we already have here in Inverclyde to ensure they are happy in the area. I look forward to learning more about EE’s future plans.”