American software group Puppet Labs is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast as part of an investment to develop a software engineering centre in the North.
Puppet Labs, which is used by companies such as Twitter, eBay and PayPal, plans to launch a new operation in Belfast over the next three years. The US frim develops software that lets companies automate the configuration and management of machines and software employed in their businesses.
Arlene Foster, the North’s Minister for Enterprise, said the investment was secured by Invest NI despite stiff competition from other locations. “Its arrival is a further boost to our already strong ICT sector which is playing a growing role in growing the local economy.” She said the jobs would deliver a £3.7 million a year boost to the local economy.
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