More than 500 new jobs have been created in South Wales by CGI since it agreed funding from the Welsh Government in 2014, the company has announced.
The new roles are based in the local authority area of Bridgend County Borough, South Wales where CGI is one of the largest IT employers.
CGI delivers a range of outsourcing, application services and infrastructure services to clients across the UK from South Wales. The new roles include service desk analysts, technical design architects, project management, security specialists and network engineers and are critical in CGI delivering services to clients in both the commercial and public sectors.
In 2014, the Welsh Government agreed funding to support the creation of 620 new jobs over five years, with CGI recruiting over 500 new members in the first 18 months of the programme to support its business growth.
Welcoming the news, economy minister Edwina Hart said: “CGI is one of our Anchor Companies and I am delighted to hear it has already created hundreds of jobs well ahead of schedule. This is excellent news and a significant boost for the local economy while opening up a wide range of career opportunities for people in the region.
“CGI is one of the largest technology companies operating in the ICT sector in Wales and makes a significant contribution to the Welsh economy. This major investment in Bridgend, where it has a highly successful operation, is very welcome and ensures South Wales will continue to be a strategically important part of the company’s growth plans.”
CGI is also investing more than £1m in improving its Bridgend offices. The forthcoming refurbishment will enhance facilities for CGI members as part of CGI’s commitment to offering a great place to work.
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