In the North, over 235 jobs are to be created in Larne, Co. Antrim, through a £16m sterling investment by a medical device manufacturer.
Caridian BCT's facility is to expand over the next three years, with £1.7m support from Invest Northern Ireland.
The US company makes blood collection and processing systems.
Latest unemployment figures show the North has been losing 43 jobs every day over the past three months.
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