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Strong welcome for OneSource jobs

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has given a warmwelcome to the announcement that One Source is creating 289 jobs inDerry/Londonderry.

Chamber chief executive Sinead McLaughlin said:

“This is brilliant news for the city and the North West region. OneSource is agreat addition to the economy of Derry-Londonderry. Not only will there be 289extra jobs in the city, but also these are very well paid jobs in an importantsector of the modern economy.

“We praise Invest NI for its commitment of more than £2.8m investment into thecity to attract these jobs. The new jobs will generate £12m a year into the localeconomy, which will spread out into the wider economy and so create other jobsin other sectors, for example in retail and hospitality.

“Derry-Londonderry now has an exceptional presence in the digital sectors. Wehave a very strong cluster of digital, cultural and creative businesses.OneSource joins other respected and international names that have largeoperations in the city. This fits with the strategy advocated by the Chamber ofCommerce and that was central to the One Plan strategy

"The announcement also underlines the importance of links betweenemployers and local higher and further education providers."