Recruitment firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, creates 250 jobs
An international recruitment firm is creating 250 jobs in Northern Ireland.
Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), based in London, is establishing a service centre in Belfast.
The company employs more than 2,200 people in at least 80 countries.
First Minister Peter Robinson said: "I am delighted to welcome another world-class company to Northern Ireland and to announce 250 new jobs in our important business services sector."
Mr Robinson said that Northern Ireland was achieving "global recognition as a premiere location to invest".
"One of the key reasons for our continued success in attracting investors is that we have a population that is young, educated, highly skilled and ready to work," he said.
"Northern Ireland continues to successfully meet the needs of large international companies like Alexander Mann Solutions and these new jobs will offer a broad range of employment and training opportunities."
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "The business services sector is one of our fastest growing sectors in terms of employment and has been developed largely by inward investment by many major international investors."
AMS was founded in 1996 by Dublin woman Rosaleen Blair.
The business was sold to the private equity firm, New Mountain, in 2013 for £260m with Ms Blair continuing to manage the business.
She said: "There is no doubting why Northern Ireland is the leading UK region for inward investment outside of London.
"In particular, we were attracted to Belfast's compelling combination of a highly-educated and multi-lingual workforce, a cost competitive infrastructure and a pro-business operating environment.
"We are confident that the city is the best strategic destination for the next stage of our global development, and we are delighted to be working with Invest NI to generate high value jobs that boost the local economy."
Invest NI is supporting the investment with a grant of £1.6m, while the Department for Employment and Learning has also offered £400,000 through its Assured Skills programme.