NORTHERN Ireland’s jobs economy was given a shot in the arm today.
Concentrix Technologies has announced that it is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast in the New Year.
It plans to have the first 20 jobs in placed by January 2013.
Concentrix Technologies bought GEM last year and employs around 8,000 people world wide.
It provides specialist customer relation management for companies around the world with IT development and support.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster says the “high end” jobs will deliver more than £4m annually in salaries.
“I am pleased such high quality jobs have been secured for local people,” she said.
“These jobs will deliver in excess of £4m annually in salaries. This is proof that Northern Ireland remains one of the most competitive in Europe for inward investors seeking talented people in a cost-competitive location.”
Chris Caldwell, president, Concentrix Corporation, said: “Our European operations service a fast growing, dynamic market so when looking for potential locations for our expansion, Northern Ireland was immediately one of our main options.
“The support provided by Invest NI, the strength of the ICT sector and the resources on offer make our decision an easy one.
“We have already commenced recruitment at a range of levels from graduate to highly experienced software professionals and hope to have the first 20 developers in place by January 2013.”