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CVS Healthcare planning to close Belfast office with the loss of around 70 jobs

By John Mulgrew

Published 10/11/2015

US healthcare firm planning to close its office in Belfast with the loss of around 70 jobs
US healthcare firm planning to close its office in Belfast with the loss of around 70 jobs

A US healthcare company is set to close its Belfast office with the loss of around 70 jobs.

The CVS Healthcare revealed it was set to create 100 jobs here, last year, offering an average salary of £32,000.

The move had been backed by £735,000 of money from Invest Northern Ireland.

But it's understood it is now closing its IT development here.

Caremark's Northern Ireland operation, established two years ago, writes software for the firm's mobile apps that deal with services such as prescription orders. It is headquartered in Rhode Island in the eastern United States.

The company is currently number 12 on the Fortune 500 list of companies.

It is the largest pharmacy healthcare provider in the US and employs more than 200,000 staff. It has more than 7,000 chemist shops and 800 retail medical clinics.

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