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British Gas is opening a new insulation depot in Basingstoke Road to help its customers become more energy efficient.
The jobs with British Gas are for insulating lofts to help homes stay energy efficient.
Based in Reading, the new roles will cover Berkshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire and will involve the installation of cavity wall and loft insulation in homes and businesses.
Wayne Smith, Head of Insulation at British Gas said: "In today's economic climate, I'm delighted to talk about the creation of 80 new jobs in Reading. There is much talk about utilising green technologies and cutting our energy usage, but we can only do this if we have enough people with the right skills. Insulation is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to cut carbon emissions, which is why British Gas is investing in insulation depots right across the UK."