Armagh has received news of a second employment boost today – with confirmation of 120 new jobs at a city-based call centre.
HCL – which is based at Edenaveys – has confirmed the posts to Newry and Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan.
And interviews are due to take place in the city early next month.
The news comes after it was reported earlier today that 55 new positions are being created at the Jobs and Benefits Office at Alexander Road.
Mr Boylan hailed the news from HCL as “very welcome for the locel economy”.
HCL – an Indian-owned company – announced plans to close its Armagh site in February 2012, with the loss of 170 jobs.
But Armagh I later revealed its plans to reopen with the creation of fresh employment opportunities.
Now 120 posts are available to jobseekers.
Mr Boylan said: “HCL are a leading customer management centre, working closely with telecommunications, banking and other industries.
“This is a vote of reassurance that Armagh as a good place to do business and another excellent example of a local firm competing successfully in a global market.
“The jobs will undoubtedly bring in additional salaries and investment to the local economy.
“Applicants must apply through Jobcentre online with Reference Number 1289809.
“Interviews will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Tuesday 4th October in conjunction with HCL Axon and The Department for Communities.
“We must put every effort into developing a more sustainable and balanced economy, and it is most welcome news that HCL are playing their role in job creation for Armagh.”