At Turkcell, we also prioritize investing in employment. Turkcell Group employs approximately 11,000 people.
At Turkcell, we also prioritize investing in employment. Turkcell Group employs approximately 11,000 people. We have established an eco-system of 50,000 people, including our dealers and business partners.
In line with the importance we place on employment, we have initiated an important project in partnership with İŞKUR (Turkish Employment Agency). In 2010, we provided 1,600 unemployed young people with comprehensive training opportunities in the retailing and call center sectors. More than 1,000 of them were employed in our eco-system. We will continue this partnership with İŞKUR in 2011, and provide training and job opportunities to more than 2,000 people.
We also focus on employing physically challenged individuals. Accordingly, Turkcell Group employs 285 physically challenged individuals, while Turkcell Global Bilgi has 180 physically challenged employees. A project developed with the Ministry of Transportation employs 7 such individuals, who are able to provide call center service from their homes.
With our Turkcell Global Bilgi call center, we employ 7,500 people in 12 locations in total, including nine in Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Diyarbakir, Ankara, and Karaman), two in Ukraine, and one in Belarus.