US global employment industry leader G-P creating 75 jobs in north

Globalization Partners chief executive Bob Cahill (second left) and chief finance officer Simone Nardi (right) with Invest NI interim chief executive Mel Chittock and economy minister Gordon Lyons
Gary McDonald

A BOSTON-based employment industry leader which simplifies international business by enabling companies to hire teams without setting up branch offices is creating its own global technology team in Northern Ireland.

Globalization Partners (G-P), a remote first company that makes it fast, simple and compliant for companies to hire anyone anywhere, will take on 75 new staff over the next two years (about a third of them are already in place) in engineering roles of varying skill levels.

And because G-P offers a hybrid working model, the roles (average salary more than £50,000) will be open to to people right across the north.

The company, which employs 1,000 staff and has sales of close to $5 billion, recruits employees, handles payroll and compliance, and pays in-country taxes at the local level.

It currently offers services in 187 countries, and is seen as optimal for businesses with plans to expand operations across various global markets.

Stormont economy minister Gordon Lyons met senior G-P executives in Boston last month to see for himself how its proprietary technology delivers a full suite of services to its customers.

He said: “I'm delighted to the company has selected Northern Ireland to expand its global tech team to sustain its business growth.

“Our highly educated workforce, underpinned by the high quality graduates from our universities and colleges, continues to be what attracts investment here.

“While the world is changing rapidly, Northern Ireland remains a great business location. This is at the heart of our economic vision – the 10x Economy – which sets out a bold plan to position us among the elite small advanced economies in the world.”

Globalization Partners chief executive Bob Cahill said: “Companies are discovering that hiring remote global talent delivers a wealth of advantages and it's our aim to break down international barriers for businesses everywhere by connecting companies to great talent and talent to opportunities all over the world, regardless of their location.”

The company's chief product and strategy officer Rajesh Natarajan added: “As a technology first company, our engineering and development team is strategically significant, providing the platform on which our business operates.

“Our global technology team in Northern Ireland will lead on all future technical development projects for our business worldwide.

“We are offering quality positions with interesting engineering work along with a potential career path. We're looking to recruit senior positions, in addition to new and recent graduates, and will also be offering some intern positions in Northern Ireland.”

Mel Chittock, interim chief executive at Invest NI, which is supporting the job creation, said: “Contributing nearly £4.8 million in annual salaries, this is a high value investment and a great opportunity for our tech talent to lead the way in this company's ambitious growth plans.”