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American IT firm to create 33 jobs

An American IT company is to create 33 jobs in Belfast.

Oxford Consulting Group (OCG) is to establish a development centre in the city.

The investment is supported by £330,000 of assistance from Invest NI.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said: "This investment has been won for Northern Ireland by a combination of factors, not least of which is the availability of talented IT staff.

"Invest NI worked hard to ensure that OCG was aware of all the benefits of setting up in Northern Ireland including our cost competitive environment, technically advanced infrastructure and the support on offer.

"These new high quality jobs will pay salaries more than double the private sector average and will contribute around £1.4 million a year to the economy. Investments like this demonstrate that despite the challenging global economic climate, businesses that can offer high quality services focused on customer needs will continue to grow."

OCG was established in Ohio in 1998 and employs almost 200 professionals. It has developed, implemented and supported the technology portfolios of hundreds of companies.

Michelle Kerr, president of Oxford Consulting Group, said: "We were very impressed with the quality of Northern Ireland's offering and with the support made available to us by Invest NI.

"The Belfast operation will play a key role in supporting our projected growth, which will see us double revenue by 2015."

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