UK oil and gas company BP on Tuesday opened a new European service center in Budapest. The business and customer service center opened with a staff of about a hundred, but headcount will rise over a thousand in four years.
More than 14,000 people work at service centers set up by multinationals in Hungary over the past nine years, said National Development and Economy Minister István Varga. The ministry and the government are in talks on bringing further 10-15 service centers to Hungary, he added.
Answering a question, Varga said BP was awarded an investment subsidy for the service center. The size of the subsidy will be published in the official economic gazette Gazdasági Közlöny on the appropriate date, in line with regulations, he added.
BP chose Hungary for the service center because of its central location, its reputation as a good site for such centers and its well-trained workforce.
The center will handle financial and order services as well as customer service. (MTI-Econews)