IT firm Tech Mahindra confirms 200 jobs are set to go
Indian IT firm Tech Mahindra has confirmed 200 jobs will go at its Belfast operations on January 3.
The business has operated in Belfast since 2007 but is cutting staff numbers after losing a major contract with mobile and internet provider EE, which is now bringing services which were provided by Tech Mahindra in-house.
A spokesman for Tech Mahindra said: "We acknowledge the situation and respect our client's decision to transform their services by opening a new operations hub and to in-source the operations currently spread across sites. This would result in closing their operations at our Belfast site effective January 3, 2016. We are offering compensation to the impacted associates as well as adequate aid with job transitions, with utmost respect for their contributions to our customer's business and remain focused on this."
However, he did not give the number of employees who will remain at the company's Lanyon Place headquarters when the EE staff depart. The EE contract was the "primary source" of its work in Belfast, the spokesman said in a separate statement.
Meanwhile, Invest NI said the company has not benefited from any funding from the economic development agency. A spokeswoman said any announcement of possible redundancies is "always regrettable", adding Invest NI will continue to engage with the company and provide guidance where it can.