Number of Northern Ireland people in employment is highest level ever
BY BELFAST TELEGRAPH
BY BELFAST TELEGRAPH
An American company that delivers data protection services has created 94 new technology jobs in Belfast in an investment of more than £6m.
ONLINE discount retailer Overstock.com is setting up a software development team in Sligo, creating 45 jobs. Overstock.com sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and cars.
A family-run Dublin nursing home is to open a new retirement facility with the creation of 110 jobs. The 92-bed Ferndene Nursing and Retirement Home in Blackrock is due to open in the coming weeks.
The new jobs will be in the areas of nursing, caring, catering, administration, managerial and support services.
Strong Demand for High-Level ICT Skills: A forthcoming report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs highlights continuing strong demand from enterprise for high-level ICT skills, both within the ICT sector and across other sectors of the economy. The study forecasts the demand for high-level computing and electronic and electrical engineering skills over the next five years.
The ICT sector is of strategic importance to the Irish economy both in terms of the numbers of high-skilled professionals employed (an estimated 68,280 ICT professionals in 2012) and its significant contribution to Irish exports performance - accounting for almost €70 billion per annum.
Field management company FMI is to create 60 new full time jobs as part of its continuing expansion. Established in 1995, FMI employs more than 50 people at its head office in Dundrum in Dublin. The company's clients include Electric Ireland, Glanbia and Pepsico.
FMI provides a range of services which include direct sales, merchandising, in-store promotions and demonstrations, retail auditing and price checking.
Discount grocer Aldi is to open a new regional distribution centre creating 160 jobs. The facility in Mitchelstown, Co Cork will have capacity to service 100 shops and was developed as part of the company's plans to open new outlets across the country.
It will primarily supply stores in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Clare, Mayo, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford.
More than 130 new permanent jobs are being announced, as well as 60 temporary ones.
Twenty six jobs for Ireland were announced during the trade and investment mission to Australia, which concluded over the weekend.