A MAJOR expansion at Belfast's Weavers Court business park could facilitate up to 480 additional jobs as its readies itself for larger occupiers and hopefully foreign director investment arrivals, its directors have confirmed.
ONE of the north's biggest and longest-established building and civil engineering firms says it is "regrettable" that is had to place four of its 30 subsidiary companies into administration, threatening the jobs of a quarter of its 800 staff.
DESPITE more than 420,000 jobs in Northern Ireland, ranging from typists to bankers, at risk of being replaced by technology in the next 10 years, automation also provides significant opportunities to "reskill and reconfigure" the workforce.
A NEW express bus service between Belfast and Derry in direct competition to Translink - and in turn linking the north west directly with Glasgow - has moved a step closer after an apparent climbdown by the Department of Infrastructure.
BELFAST retail marketing agency Velocity Worldwide has won an international award at the Street Fight Local Visionary Awards in Los Angeles for its personalisation and insight technology platform, Darius For Retail.
LUXURY breakfast granola producer Just Live a Little in Portaferry has won business with Auchan in France, which is the 11th largest food group in the world, with a significant presence in 15 countries and employing more than 300,000 people.
THE boss of Belfast's latest newest hotel, the 237-bedroom Maldron at Brunswick Street, said he is anticipating a "much better than expected" start to bed-nights, with corporate and leisure traffic ahead of projections.