Indian firm to create 1,000 jobs in Northern Ireland
Tuesday, June 13 12:46:38 (BizWorld)
Up to 1,000 new jobs are to be created in Northern Ireland by Indian Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company ICICI One Source.
The firm is to open two new call centre, one of which will be in Belfast, over the next two years.
The investment is supported by Invest Northern Ireland and is expected to deliver a £28m boost to the local economy by 2008.
Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain said this announcement follows a successful business mission he led to India earlier this year when he met bosses at the company.
Hain said: "Northern Ireland is clearly the most compebreastive near shore option for companies seeking a base to service western European markets."
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ICICI OneSource is the first India based BPO company to directly invest in Northern Ireland, and it will mark the firms first foray into Europe.
Recruitment is already underway and the business is expected to be operational by the end of next month.
A location for the second business has not yet been finalised.
ICICI OneSource has 8,000 staff at ten centres in the US and India.
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