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Software company Unosquare to create 100 jobs in Belfast

Michael McHugh, Press Association

A US-based software company is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast.

Unosquare is opening a new engineering centre to support expansion into UK and European markets as well as existing US customers.

The posts are expected to be in place by the end of 2019.

Chief executive Mike Barrett said: "We were looking for a location that not only provided skilled software engineers, but also the right business climate to enable us to get our operation up and running quickly.

"With such a strong IT sector, Northern Ireland was able to offer that."

Unosquare serves the financial services markets and customers involved in cancer diagnostics.

It has two centres in Mexico but opened one in Belfast due to the strong pool of software engineers and Invest NI support.

The new jobs will offer an average salary of £37,000.

Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton said: "The company uses innovative technology which will not only enhance the technical capability within Northern Ireland, contributing towards the expansion of our ICT sector, but will also give experienced software developers new skills and exposure to new technology."

Invest NI has offered £650,000 to support the creation of the new jobs.

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