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HR company Ceridian announces 130 new jobs at Braehead

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Human resources and payroll specialist Ceridian has announced it is to create 130 jobs at its base in Renfrewshire as part of expansion plans.

The posts will be phased in over the next 24 months at a new Technology Centre of Excellence at Braehead.

The new jobs will raise the US-based company's headcount in Scotland to 400.

The project is being supported by a Regional Selective Assistance grant of £1.1m from Scottish Development International.

Ceridian, which provides a range of services including payroll processing and HR outsourcing, said the move would enable the company to increase its technology development skills from its Scottish base.

In 2011, Ceridian said it planned to expand its workforce in Scotland to 600 by 2014 but later scaled down that ambition as a result of the economic downturn.

The latest jobs announcement follows a strong year for the company in the UK.

'Long association'

Ceridian UK and Ireland managing director Doug Sawers said: "Our association with Scotland has been a long and successful one.

"We are looking forward to deepening further our technology capability in the UK, and to support our customers with further technology enhancements that will come from this."

The announcement was welcomed by First Minister Alex Salmond, who met representatives from Ceridian in New York as part of Scotland Week - a programme of business and trade meetings in the US designed to boost investment and employment in Scotland.

He said: "Ceridian is a world-renowned financial services company that plays a key role in the Scottish financial services sector.

"Ceridian already employ hundreds of people in Scotland and this project will now bring the total company headcount to 400."

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