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US law firm creates 250 Belfast jobs

Wednesday, August 27 15:07:30

One of the world's biggest international law firms, Chicago-based Baker and McKenzis, is to create over 250 jobs in Belfast.

Globally, it employs more than 10,000 people, and had annual revenues of more than $2.5bn in 2013.

The Belfast back-office operation will employ 70 staff in legal services, and 185 in support roles like IT and billing.

The positions will attract salaries of more than Stg8m, an average of Stg31,000.

Invest NI is offering a government support grant of just under Stg1.3m.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the investment as a vote of confidence in Northern Ireland and its workforce.

"Baker and McKenzie considered a number of locations around the world but, through the excellent work of Invest NI, and the advocacy of other international investors, including what they heard when they attended the Investment Conference last year, the company chose Northern Ireland," she said.

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