Job announcements for October week 2…before the job ads are written

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If you intend to approach a company directly for an employment opportunity, it makes sense to pick one experiencing growth or a period of investment. Keep your eyes on the newspapers, they are full of good stories if you really look. Here are a few from this week:

Aflac
US insurance firm Aflac has announced it is opening a new technology innovation centre in Belfast. 150 new jobs are expected to be created over the next five years as a result of the move.

Jumpstart
Jumpstart, an R&D tax credits specialist based in Edinburgh, is rebranding as ABGI UK after its acquisition by the French ABGI Group earlier this year. The rebranding is part of a £250,000 investment into ABGI’s UK business which will also include the opening of a new office in London and the creation of new jobs.

Cathcart Associates
Edinburgh-headquartered IT jobs specialist Cathcart Associates has won a major public sector contract. New jobs are expected as the business expands.

KRL Group
KRL Group, an office equipment supplier based in Hull, has secured £660,000 in funding from the Northern Powerhouse Fund. The firm intends to use the investment to purchase its current offices, drive marketing activity and hire additional staff.

Spire Global
Space technology company Spire Global has received £14.7m in funding from Scottish Enterprise. The investment will allow the firm to take on 260 new staff over the next five years.

LIMA Group
LIMA Group, a managed services, hybrid cloud and data centre solutions provider, has secured £12m in funding. New jobs are expected.

Search Laboratory
Digital marketing agency Search Laboratory has become a Google Sales Partner; an accreditation only awarded to a handful of agencies in the UK. The firm is currently recruiting.

Synap
Synap, a Leeds-based educational technology start-up, has secured £500,000 in funding. The firm will use the investment to further develop its product and hire additional staff.

Source: HN Global