Minister announces 50 new jobs for ATG Inc

Oct 01, 2010

Pictured with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster is (left) Ken Volpe, Senior Vice President of Products and Technology , ATG and Donal Durkan, Invest NI.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that US-owned company ATG is set to almost double its Belfast-based workforce.

The company currently employs 62 people at its Gloucester St offices and is now planning to create 50 further high quality software development jobs, with £500,000 of support from Invest Northern Ireland.

With a client base of over 1200 companies that conduct business in more than 50 countries, ATG (Art Technology Group) is a leading global player in the development of e-commerce software and cross-channel commerce solutions. It counts among its clients many of the world’s best brands, including Tesco, B&Q, Tommy Hilfiger, Bol.com and JC Penney.

Arlene Foster said: “Generating upwards of £2million in salaries annually, this is great news for the local economy and underscores Northern Ireland’s position as a highly regarded investment location.

“ATG has operations across the world but has chosen to locate these new jobs in Belfast because of the quality of the workforce it can access here and the support offered by Invest NI.”

The investment announcement comes on the eve of the Boston Bruins clash with the Belfast Giants Selects in the Odyssey, which will be attended by the Minister and a number of investors, including ATG senior company representatives. The event is being seen as a further indication of strengthening bonds between Northern Ireland and the US.

Ken Volpe, Senior Vice President of Products and Technology, ATG said: “Our experience in Belfast has been excellent, and our continued investment here reflects our confidence in our existing team and the calibre of local technology professionals we are looking to recruit. We consider our Northern Ireland office to be an integral part of our worldwide research and development operations, which plays a pivotal role in our overall company growth.”

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