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Chamber welcomes 256 ‘high-end’ jobs for Derry

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer McKeever has welcomed today’s announcement of 256 high quality jobs in Derry by IT firm Alchemy Technology Services.

“The creation of a new European Centre of Excellence by Alchemy Technology Services in Derry is excellent news. The new roles created will inject a very significant £6.5m in annual salaries into the local economy.

“With an average salary of in and around £25,000, these are exactly the types of high-end posts that our talented workforce deserves.

“This decision by Alchemy to locate a new centre in Derry is a real endorsement of our region’s ability to meet the needs of leading companies in the information technology space.

“These posts are supported by the Department for the Economy's Assured Skills training programme and will afford graduates and professionals opportunities to remain in Derry or even return home to further their careers.

“The company’s decision to locate to the City Factory will be a further boost to our city centre, following last week’s Danske Bank announcement of 67 new jobs for Shipquay Place.

“The dedicated work of all the stakeholders involved in attracting this investment is to be commended. This announcement is a prime example of how partnership and collaboration between our educational institutions, our local council and statutory agencies can reap rewards for our region.

“A total of 630 new jobs for Derry have been announced this summer by three companies, FinTru (305), Danske Bank (67) and Alchemy (256) – those successes are testament to the hard work that is going on to secure investment.”