Consultancy firm to create 45 jobs in Belfast
An international consultancy firm is creating 45 jobs in Belfast, it was announced today.
Mercer is doubling its operation in the city, adding an extra £1m to the annual salary bill.
Government business support body Invest NI has offered £450,000 to secure the expansion.
The London-based firm provides a wide range of advice in pensions to companies across the world.
Gregor Law, head of Mercer's retirement service centre in Belfast, said: "Our network of retirement service centres around the world continues to provide an efficient actuarial service to a growing client base.
"In seeking a location from which to develop the European marketplace, Belfast stood out for us given our existing experience of this region, the strongly skilled people and the support offered by Invest NI."
Enterprise minister Arlene Foster welcomed the investment.
"This is a high-quality investment by one of the world's leading HR consultancies," she said.
"Invest NI support has secured 45 new posts which will generate salaries well above the NI average and enable this specialist facility to broaden its services into key European markets.
"This is an extremely important investment as it will allow Northern Ireland to demonstrate once again its diverse and talented workforce, and its close proximity to Europe which benefits so many international companies."