Belfast software firm Metaswitch 'to create 94 jobs'
A UK software firm is to create up to 94 jobs with a new base in Belfast.
Metaswitch makes software for the telecoms industry.
The Belfast jobs will be a mixture of research and development and technical support roles, with average salaries of £27,500.
The project is being supported with government grants of £800,000. The firm will create 25 jobs over the next four months, with the remaining posts being added over three years.
Once fully operational, the project would contribute approximately £3.3m a year in wages to Northern Ireland's economy, said Minister for the Economy Simon Hamilton.
"Once again, our pool of highly educated people has attracted a new investor to Northern Ireland," he said.
"The involvement of Invest NI and my Department has secured this highly attractive mobile project for Northern Ireland."
Mr Hamilton has also launched a 'Metaswitch Academy', which will see 20 graduates undertake an intensive nine-week training programme at Belfast Metropolitan College.