NI Chamber welcomes investment announcements


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  • Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive of NI Chamber has welcomed a series of investment announcements, coinciding with the Northern Ireland Investment Summit.

    Responding to reports that EY Northern Ireland is set to create 1,000 new jobs in the region over the next five years she said:

    “Today’s jobs announcement demonstrates the confidence that EY’s global operation has in Northern Ireland as a place to grow and invest.

    “It is especially encouraging to see new roles created in areas such as cyber-security, AI and data-analytics, specialisms which we know Northern Ireland has growing strengths in. The region continues to invest in its world class-digital and communications infrastructure, which we hope will support the further creation of jobs like this.

    “Northern Ireland is adept at providing investors like EY with a fantastic pipeline of talent and in EY’s case, this will be accelerated through the establishment of its Assured Skills Programme. Employer-led solutions like this, which provide people with the opportunity to up-skill and re-skill are crucial if we’re to continue to grow our skills base and support inward investment. 

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    “The creation of these jobs is particularly good news for the North-West, delivering highly skilled career opportunities for talented, ambitious people from the area.”

    Commenting on the news that Ionic Technologies has secured funding to help it scale-up and create up to 100 new jobs, she said:  “As a spinout from Queen’s University, Ionic Technologies has already experienced rapid growth with the support of local skills and talent. 

    “News that this funding will support its research and development and help scale-up production is extremely welcome, as is the indication that it will help create new clean tech jobs in Northern Ireland.”

    Source: Written from press release 

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