Industry News

17th September 2013

£50m plan to create 450 jobs in unemployment black spot

Plans which will create over 450 jobs in Northern Ireland’s worst unemployment black spot have been unveiled. Work could begin on the first phase of a £50m Three Rivers project — planned for the Strabane-Lifford border area — next year. However, the final phase could face major problems as it is dependent on the A5...

17th September 2013

McDonald’s employees compete to win a place at London Olympic Park restaurants

McDonald’s crew members from across Northern Ireland are converging at the Sprucefield restaurant in Lisburn this weekend to compete for a chance to work at the London 2012 Olympics and serve athletes, media and spectators from across the globe. Over 120 crew members from the 26 restaurants across Northern Ireland will gather to take part in...

17th September 2013

DONG wind farm may power £25bn green jobs bonanza in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be poised to reap the rewards of a £25bn green energy bonanza promising thousands of jobs over the next decade after a global wind farm giant made Belfast its UK hub. In what will be the biggest development in its history, Belfast Harbour will provide the first purpose-built port for the production...

17th September 2013

Jobless training initiative to start recruiting

RECRUITMENT will commence shortly for the next round of the popular HARTE initiative that provides employment opportunities in the hospitality and retail sector for unemployed people in Belfast and Lisburn. The Hospitality and Retail Training for Employment (HARTE) programme is jointly funded by Belfast City Council, Lisburn City Council and the European Social Fund programme,...

17th September 2013

Blue Inc outlets to create 20 jobs

Men’s high street brand Blue Inc is creating 20 jobs in Belfast with the opening of two new stores. The outlets will be in the Connswater Shopping Centre and on Castle Lane. Managing director Steven Cohen said: “We are delighted to be opening in Belfast and pleased to employ staff from the local community.”

17th September 2013

Silicon Valley companies seek digital media interns

The Irish Technology Leadership Group has announced a new internship program for budding digital media developers, gaming coders and digital animators. The announcement was made at the Argyle Business Centre where a delegation of senior executives from Hollywood and Silicon Valley, were visiting Belfast on a recent trade mission. The initiative, in partnership with Belfast...

17th September 2013

Chemist creates 30 jobs with store at out-of-town complex

More than 30 jobs have been created thanks to the opening of a new branch of Boots at an out-of-town shopping complex in Londonderry. The new store has been opened in Crescent Link Retail Park in the Waterside area of the city. The 700sqm health and beauty store will also provide a Boots Opticians as...

17th September 2013

Fast-food franchise serves up 30 jobs with new KFC drive-through

One of Northern Ireland’s most successful franchise operations has created 30 new jobs and expects to take on another 70 people over the next year. Herbal Restaurants, which currently employs 1,100 people, operates the KFC brand here and opened a “double-height drive-through” at Ballyhackamore in East Belfast last week where the first tranche of the...

17th September 2013

New posts created as medical firm unveils £6m extension at factory

A medical manufacturing firm is set to create 25 new jobs after obtaining planning permission for an extension. TG Eakin, which employs 60 people in the manufacture of skin protection products, is making a £6m investment which will involve a 5,000 square metre extension to its factory in Comber. Its planning application was fast-tracked by...

17th September 2013

£400k boost for city’s Park Centre

Over 20 new jobs are set to be created in west Belfast after a shopping centre signed up three new tenants. The long-established Park Centre, at Donegall Road just off the Broadway roundabout, is welcoming Specsavers, Feetish fish pedicure and Card Factory following a £400,000 investment. The centre is already home to 40 existing retailers...

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