Fujitsu creates 400 jobs in Northern Ireland

Derry in Northern Ireland is set to house Fujitsu Services new 18 million managed IT services centre of excellence, creating hundreds of new jobs, the IT firm has announced.

The centre, set to open in August 2007, will hire on 50 staff this year, increasing to 328 over the next two years.

An additional 74 positions are being created at Fujitsu's offices in Belfast, bringing the firm's total staff in Northern Ireland to over 800.

"Derry has an advanced local infrastructure, the availability of an IT focused labour market and a very close proximity to the UK/European marketplace which made it an ideal choice," said David Courtley, chief executive of Fujitsu Services, in a statement.

"The jobs being created at the new centre of excellence will encompass a broad spectrum of specialist high quality IT services roles," he said.

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