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Kainos to create 133 jobs in first expansion into US Midwest

Kainos has opened a new hub in Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Picture by Sean Pavone/Getty
Ryan McAleer

BELFAST IT firm Kainos is set to create 133 jobs in Indianapolis as part of an expansion of its US operation.

The digital services group is set to invest £650,000 in leasing an equipping a new office in the city, representing its first expansion into the Midwest of the United States.

The move into the state of Indiana is expected to create 133 jobs by the end of 2024.

Kainos now employs around 1,715 people across the world, including around 800 in Belfast, currently working on a remote basis.

The steady growth of its international operations has seen its global workforce outgrow that of the firm’s native Belfast.

Vice president of testing services for Kainos in North America, Mike Hitch, said: “Kainos is growing at a significant rate in North America, and we are excited to establish Indianapolis as one of our major hubs to support our expansion efforts,

“As a global technology company, we chose Indianapolis due to the city’s access to talent with its abundance of local colleges and universities; in addition, it maintains some of best cost of living opportunities within the US.”

The move is part of the Belfast’s tech group’s efforts to bolster its Workday Practice. Workday is a leading suite of applications in finance, human resources and business planning.

Kainos will also use the new hub to support the growth of Kainos Smart, its automated testing platform designed for Workday.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation has reportedly offered Kainos up to £2.7m in conditional tax credits based on the number of jobs created.

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