By Harriet Thacker
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Almost 190 jobs at American Express’s European headquarters in Brighton could be moved overseas according to plans being considered by the firm.
The company may move “non-customer facing” roles out of the city to India and Argentina.
American Express is currently Brighton and Hove’s largest private sector employer with 2,900 staff working in the city and 3,500 across Sussex.
A company statement issued by American Express today advised that Brighton: “”continues to be an important part of our global network and we remain committed to the city”.
The company has already moved 150 jobs from Madrid to Brighton and is currently the new European operations centre in the city.
The statement said: “As a global company, we are always seeking ways to make our business more flexible and efficient to help better serve our customers.
“This approach sometimes involves moving some functions from one operations centre to another.
“No final decisions have been made in relation to the proposal which could potentially impact approximately 190 permanent roles.”
The company have assured affected employees that it will provide support to them over the coming weeks.