Northern Ireland

SSE Airtricity creates 143 call centre jobs in Belfast

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Image caption The firm is relocating to Millennium House on Great Victoria Street in Belfast city centre

Energy firm SSE Airtricity is creating 143 new jobs in Belfast with an expansion of its customer services centre.

The firm will consolidate its two existing offices into new premises at Great Victoria Street.

The call centre jobs will be supported with Invest NI grants of almost £700,000.

The company is Northern Ireland's second largest energy provider, supplying gas and electricity.


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Media captionSSE Airtricity managing director Stephen Wheeler praised the Northern Ireland workforce

The firm currently employs 98 staff in its two Belfast offices, and it expects to relocate to its new premises in September.

The new call centre jobs will be in customer service, sales and administrative support roles.

Stormont enterprise minister Arlene Foster said: "This investment represents further growth in Northern Ireland's important business services sector, which already boasts a number of international companies that have been attracted here by the cost-competitive environment.

"The salaries for the 143 new jobs will generate an additional £2.7m a year for the economy and the investment confirms SSE Airtricity's continuing commitment to Northern Ireland."

SSE Airtricity managing director Stephen Wheeler said: "We chose Northern Ireland because of the talented, youthful, enthusiastic and capable workforce that is available here and which has already played such a vital role in our business growth to date in Northern Ireland.

"The support of Invest NI will help us to continue to invest in developing our talent pool with our existing workforce as well as for the new roles that we will create."

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