Foster announces 100 new jobs for Belfast

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Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is pictured with Christopher Caldwell (right), President, Concentrix Corporation and Jeremy Fitch, Invest Northern Ireland.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Concentrix Technologies plans to create 100 high quality software development jobs in Belfast.

Part of the international SYNNEX Corporation, Concentrix Technologies is a leader in the provision of advanced customer relationship management (CRM) software which is used globally to manage inbound sales and customer care, outbound business to business sales and prospecting, acquisition and lifecycle management.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered Concentrix Technologies £749,000 of support to secure the 100 job project.

Arlene Foster said: “Having met with Concentrix during my recent trade and investment mission to San Francisco, I was able to hear precisely what the company’s plans were for Northern Ireland. I am pleased that this project has come to fruition so quickly and that such high quality jobs have been secured for local people.

“These jobs will deliver in excess of £4million 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.”

Concentrix Technologies’ Belfast operation will be based at Lanyon Place.