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A gas storage project off the coast of Northern Ireland has been approved, creating 400 jobs during construction

TweetA Marine Construction Licence has been granted to a gas storage project off the coast of Northern Ireland, allowing it to begin construction. The project will generate 400 new jobs. The Islandmagee Energy gas storage project will begin with seven gas storage caverns. When completed and fully operational, the gas caverns in County Antrim will hold approximately 500 million cubic metres of natural gas and provide Northern Ireland with “security of supply” during peak demand for up to 14 days. Ballylumford, Northern Ireland’s main gas-powered power station, is located on the Islandmagee peninsula and provides half of the province’s power. It is also the terminus of the existing Scotland-Northern Ireland […]

Barclay Communications in Northern Ireland has won new government contracts

TweetNorthern Ireland’s Barclay Communications has won two government contracts worth approximately £0.75 million. Following competitive tender processes, the company won contracts with the Welsh Parliament and the New Forest District Council in Hampshire. In Wales, it will supply and manage hundreds of connections on O2, Vodafone, and EE for Welsh MPs in a two-year deal worth £250,000. And its three-year Hampshire contract is worth £521,000 and covers over 750 connections, with room for expansion. Barclay Communication will upgrade the organization’s entire communications hardware while also developing a package to protect the council’s sensitive data. Britt Megahey, managing director at Barclay Communications, said: “We are delighted to add two more high-profile […]

ASOS to create 184 new jobs

TweetThe DfE skills academy will fill 130 positions for the e-commerce fashion giant’s £14 million Belfast facility. ASOS, the online fashion retailer, announced today that it will invest £14 million in a Belfast tech hub that will employ 184 people. Economy Minister Gordon Lyons stated that the positions, which include data analysts and software engineers, will be filled over the next three years. Many will be hired through a £1 million Department for Economy Assured Skills Academy with ASOS. The academy will screen potential candidates for 130 of the 184 positions. Invest Northern Ireland, an economic development agency, said it had been in talks with ASOS about a potential investment […]

Belfast City Council’s CEO is set to take on a new role as Jersey’s top civil servant

TweetBelfast-born Suzanne Wyle, the CEO of Belfast City Council, is set to accept a £250,000-a-year position as Jersey’s top civil servant. The island, located off the coast of France, has a population of more than 100,000 people. According to the Bailiwick Express, Ms Wylie is on track to become CEO of the Channel Islands next year. Ms Wylie has been the Chief Executive of Belfast City Council since 2014, following a career in local government administration. She previously served as the Director of Health and Environmental Services. During her tenure in Belfast, she has faced challenges that are unlikely to arise in Jersey, such as the ongoing issue of loyalist […]

Lunn’s creating up to 40 new jobs

TweetLunn’s, a luxury high-end jeweller and watch boutique, is hiring up to 40 new employees as it opens four stand-alone brand stores in Belfast. The family-owned company is establishing separate showrooms for some of its most popular watch brands. Omega, Breitling, and Montblack are among the brands represented, as is a Gucci Watches and Jewellery store. Following a major revamp of the arcade in 2019, they will join the Lunn’s flagship store at Queen’s Arcade, as well as the Rolex and Tag Heuer boutiques that are already there. The new stores are expected to be completed by the end of the year. It is hiring around 20 people for the […]

Amazon’s new Portadown delivery station will create more than 100 driver ‘opportunities

TweetAmazon has announced the opening of a new facility in Portadown, which will create at least 20 permanent jobs and over 100 “driver opportunities.” Amazon Logistics has announced the opening of a new delivery station in the town of Co Armagh. The 7,000-square-metre structure is expected to be fully operational later this year, serving customers in the Portadown area. The Belfast Telegraph revealed exclusively in June that the American multinational was linked to a massive site at James Park, Mahon Industrial Estate, which has now been confirmed. Delivery stations power the final mile of Amazon’s order process and help customers receive their orders faster. Carla Lockhart, MP for Upper Bann, […]

Japanese Cyber security company to create 10 new jobs in Belfast

TweetWith the opening of a new office in Belfast, a Japanese cyber security firm will create ten new jobs. Nihon Cyber Defence (NCD), a Japan-based technology company, has also announced the appointment of two highly experienced cyber security professionals to senior management positions. Dougie Grant, a former senior PSNI, and National Cyber Security Centre officer is the company’s Managing Director in Europe. Dougie was previously in charge of developing the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (PSNI) law enforcement cyber capability on a local and national level, as well as working with the law enforcement cyber community. Professor Ciaran Martin, the former CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), will […]

An American technology company will create 153 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

TweetIt 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 […]

The latest labor market figures show that NI payroll numbers are at an all-time high

TweetAccording to the most recent labor market figures, the number of employees has increased for the eighth consecutive month, with an increase of 21,400 employees (2.9 percent) in the last three months alone. In addition, the number of payrolled employees has remained above pre-pandemic levels for the second month in a row, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra). In July 2021, the number of employees receiving pay through HMRC PAYE in Northern Ireland was 762,600, a 1.1 percent increase over the previous month and a 3.1 percent increase over the previous year. This is also the highest figure ever recorded. Nisra […]

Portstewart software firm Zymplify is set to create 25 new jobs

TweetZymplify will be investing £1.5 million in marketing, management, and sales positions. Following a £1.5 million investment in its business, a marketing software company on the north coast is creating 19 new jobs. Zymplify in Portstewart specializes in sales and marketing software that assists businesses in rapidly scaling up. It is now aiming to fill positions in sales, customer support, marketing, technical, and management, thanks to a six-figure investment from the economic development agency Invest NI. It is hiring a total of 26 people, though seven of the new positions are already filled. According to Invest Northern Ireland, the jobs that have been filled will result in salary contributions to […]