Hundreds of jobs created at Pearson in Belfast

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By David Hunter

Up to 300 new jobs could be created in Belfast as a new financial services centre opens it's doors.

Pearson PLC specialise in teaching and learning services powered by technology.

£2million has been invested though the department for the economy and government schemes.

Around 100 new roles are already in place, and more positions are currently open.

Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland, Alastair Hamilton, said: “The establishment of this new financial and information management centre has already created new employment opportunities and will continue to drive job creation in Northern Ireland over the next few years.

“Pearson is the largest education company in the world, and this project represents a significant investment into the Northern Ireland economy, secured with our support.”

Gareth Morgan, Senior Vice President, Transformation, Enabling Functions, Pearson, said: “These new roles will offer a range of opportunities for accountants and analysts that will provide career paths that will benefit graduates and those in the early stages of their career.”

Alastair added: “We are delighted to welcome Pearson to Northern Ireland. The addition of this global name to the list of blue chip companies operating in here is testament to the quality of our people and the value of our proposition.

“We have had great success in not only attracting new investors, but also in helping those companies grow and expand their operations in Northern Ireland further. I am confident Pearson will have a similar positive experience.”

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