Belfast Telegraph

IT firm to create 50 jobs

A Belfast company which provides IT services to businesses is to create 50 jobs.

Version 1 is one of the fastest growing firms of its kind in western Europe, ministers said.

The recruitment will bring the total number of staff in the city to 76 by the end of 2017.

First Minister Peter Robinson said: "The average salaries of these new jobs will be more than three times the Northern Ireland private sector and are undoubtedly the type of high level jobs that will help us to rebuild and rebalance our economy.

"Version 1 is an award-winning IT company with an impressive record of growth and achievement. This investment reflects the company's confidence in Northern Ireland's ability to contribute to its future success."

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said the total investment by Version 1 in this project is around £6.5 million and when complete will deliver additional employment opportunities generating £2.8 million in salaries over the next three years.

"Our cost-competitive business environment, talented IT graduates and excellent telecommunications infrastructure continues to drive down costs for global companies offering a competitive edge in a very dynamic sector."

Invest NI has offered £350,000 support.

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