Belfast software firm Locum Match has embarked on a major expansion with plans to take on 16 new staff on the back of its growth across the UK.
The roles include a mobile app developer, operations manager, designer and a recruitment executive, and follow on from deals with four of the UK's largest pharmacy firms. The website already pairs hundreds of pharmacists around the UK with over 8,000 pharmacies including brands Boots, Well, Rowlands and Lloyds.
Locum Match's website allow pharmacies to find locums at short notice to cover leave or illness. However, the firm also plans to develop an app.
Moira Loughran from Invest NI said: "Locum Match has developed impressive software that is making it a key player in the UK's medical recruitment market.
"In a commitment to growth, it is working with Invest NI to support it to create new jobs, invest in R&D and undertake marketing activity to grow business in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland."
Invest NI has offered just over £200,000 to support the jobs, as well as research and development and marketing.