Posted on Thursday 2 July 2015 by Ulster Business

300 new high value jobs for north west

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell is pictured with Bill Thomas of OneSource Virtual

A US human resources company has announced plans to create 289 new high-value jobs at its new European base in Londonderry

OneSource Virtual said it will create the posts between now and 2017 and that most of the new hires will have the potential to earn over £35,000 a year.

It will be taking on HR professionals “deployment, application management services, and payroll services” and chose the city on the basis of the skilled workforce, higher education provision, quality of life and cost of living, according to Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell.

“It was down to two locations and, with the support of Invest NI, Londonderry was chosen, securing this project for Northern Ireland,” he said.

The new office will open in September and will service the company’s clients in the US and new customer base in Europe.

OneSource Virtual co-founder and CEO Brian Williams said it would be on the lookout for “technology graduates with three to five years’ experience who possess strong verbal skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment as well as experienced UK payroll professionals.”

Invest NI has offered £2,871,000 toward the project and Mr Williams said his company will be working closely with the agency.

“With the support of Invest NI, through its Skills Growth Programme, we will be providing the staff with intensive training and support throughout their career.

“We have been very impressed by the opportunities we see in Londonderry and are looking forward to working closely with the business community and local colleges and universities to help develop our centre.” 

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