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Derry to get 1,000 new jobs

Published: Tuesday, 11 December 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Graduates looking for jobs may find them in Derry in 2008 after it was announced that 1,000 jobs are being created in the area.

Talks between potential investors and the Economic Development Section (EDS), the Chamber of Commerce and Invest NI could result in 1,000 job openings, reports the Derry Journal.

The majority of jobs will be in call centres although they have said that there will also be training provided to promote progression in employees' careers.

Unemployment in the city currently stands at 4.1 per cent but will be lowered considerably if the plans go ahead.

Investors have asked for help from the council to target the labour market in Derry in order to fill the opportunities that will be made available next year.

Cities in the north of the UK have seen more employment growth in the last ten years than southern cities, according to a report by Centre for Cities.

The research shows that Milton Keynes is the most improved city or town in the UK for employment figures.

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