IT contractors could benefit from technology proposal
IT contractors based in Northern Ireland, will be pleased to hear that a new technology scheme could create thousands of new job opportunities within the next four years.
The IT and technology firm, Momentum, is to set out a pathway for the creation of 20,000 new jobs with the scheme, ‘New ideas, New technology, New jobs’.
After six months of analysis, the firm produced an independent report revealing that as long as IT workers had the sufficient skills, this sector could potentially look to employ over 50,000 by 2017. This information then led to the latest proposal.
The research analysed the current barriers to growth and the requirements needed to go forward, and now looks to set out a pathway in order for the digital industry to maintain growth in the future.
The Confederation of British Industry’s Northern Ireland, who represent around one third of the private sector workforce and over 60% of the largest employers in Northern Ireland, reinforced their support of the scheme by contributing to the Manifesto.
Nigel Smyth, Northern Ireland Director of CBI Northern Ireland, said, “The sector provides the most significant opportunities for jobs in Northern Ireland. We need to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities which exist within this diverse industry to the wider community, and ensure we align our education and training system with this potential.”
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