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Building industry handed jobs boost

Published 29/09/2015

Civil engineering firms in Northern Ireland could create up to 535 graduate jobs in the next five years, according to the Construction Employers Federation.

The CEF said the figures were "a glimmier of hope" in an uncertain time for the building industry as a whole.

CEF also said there had been 132 civil engineering jobs for graduates in the last 12 months.

And around two-thirds of the sector's work was now coming from outside Northern Ireland, the CEF said, as companies like Lagan Group and McLaughlin & Harvey swoop on lucrative public infrastructure contracts in Great Britain.

CEF managing director John Armstrong said turnover in the civil engineering sector in Northern Ireland had declined by over a third from an all-time high of £294m over 2008 to 2009, to a project £189m last year.

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