It will indicate high-quality positions, all of which will pay salaries above the private sector’s average annual wage.
A workforce management firm from the United States plans to open a technology engineering center in Northern Ireland, creating 153 jobs.
Workrise was founded in Austin, Texas, and it connects skilled labor contractors with companies in need of employees.
“It is a pleasure to welcome this leading technology company to Northern Ireland, an investment that will make an important contribution to our economy,” said Economy Minister Gordon Lyons.
“We want Northern Ireland to be stronger than it was before the conflict.
“We want our people to develop the skills of the future and our businesses to be resilient, innovative, sustainable and competitive.
“One of the ways we can achieve this is to attract new investment and create high-value employment.
“I am therefore very pleased to announce this latest new investment into Northern Ireland.
“Workrise’s decision to establish its new engineering center here will create 153 high-quality jobs, all paying salaries above the average annual wage for the private sector.
“With a hybrid working approach in place, people from all over Northern Ireland will be able to apply and there are exciting opportunities on offer for graduates.
“Overall the project will contribute £6.8million in wages to the local economy once all the roles are in place with benefits of the investment being felt across Northern Ireland.”
Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company £994,500 in funding to help it create new technology jobs.
Xuan Yong, co-founder and CEO of Workrise, stated, “To achieve our growth plans, we are expanding and centralizing our software engineering function.” We chose Northern Ireland as the site for this new center because of its high-quality software engineers with industry experience, as well as a strong pipeline of graduates from your excellent universities.”
Kevin Holland, CEO of Invest Northern Ireland, stated, “Northern Ireland has a well-developed and growing ICT sector.” We work with partners throughout Northern Ireland to continue developing the talent that companies like Workrise seek.
“New investors with novel technology ideas and solutions offer excellent potential for knowledge transfer, career progression and sector development, enhancing Northern Ireland’s world-class reputation in this field.
“Workrise plans to create the 153 jobs over the next four years, with an initial focus on establishing the engineering team.
“It is currently recruiting software engineering roles including Backend, Frontend and DevOps with circa 30 staff in place so far, working remotely across Northern Ireland.
“Later recruitment will turn to product management and programme management roles with ultimately plans in place to establish a central office in Belfast.