On Thursday, in a statement CityFibre, a broadband company, said it will create up to 10,000 new jobs over the next three years to help upgrade Britain’s digital infrastructure to full fiber. The British government aims to deploy gold-standard fast broadband across the nation by 2025.
Goldman Sachs-backed CityFibre said the jobs would be created as it rolls out its digital infrastructure to more than 100 towns and cities at a cost of around $5 billion (4 billion pounds).
CityFibre competes with larger rivals including Virgin Media and BT.
Wherever possible individuals would be recruited locally in the town or city identified for rollout; the development will boost local economies and local employment.
CityFibre’s hiring strategy will include service-leavers and those who are unemployed as a result of the coronavirus crisis; CityFibre’s hiring will also include women and individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds communities.