Televerde Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

PRESS RELEASE: The Poverty Alliance is delighted to welcome Televerde as an accredited real Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment provides that everyone working at Televerde, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors on site, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45.

This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £7.20 for workers aged 25 and over or £6.95 for under 25s This is a difference of more than £2000 in a year for workers. Televerde is proud to support the real Living Wage as it is based on the real cost of living.

Televerde, the B2B sales, marketing and demand generation leader, is currently building out its European headquarters in Glasgow. The facility is a complete contact centre that will employ 170 staff members, including approximately 130 skilled multilingual agents. The contact centre includes language capabilities in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Scandinavian and Eastern European languages. Televerde specifically chose Glasgow as its European headquarters based on the city’s ability to serve its customers with strong and motivated multilingual talent and the geographic proximity between the U.S. and continental Europe.

“As a company, we’re committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations in the fast-changing marketing and sales environment while ensuring our employees have an opportunity for growth, both within Televerde and beyond,” said Morgan Jones, general manager, Televerde Europe. “We fully support the mission of The Poverty Alliance and The Living Wage Foundation. We are proud to carry this accreditation as we continue to build out our team in Glasgow.”
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis and it has cross-party support both in Scotland and in the UK as a whole.

Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance who oversees accreditation in Scotland said, “We are delighted to welcome Televerde to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer. Our movement is growing and we celebrate these forward-thinking employers. The Living Wage is a robust calculation that reflects the real cost of living, rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay. We have accredited over 700 employers in Scotland – who join nearly 3,000 leading employers across the UK ranging from independent printers, bookshops and breweries, to well-known companies such as Nationwide, Aviva and SSE.”