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Tech company creates Newry jobs

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The company works with Microsoft technology

Software developer Softedge Systems said it will create 15 new jobs at a centre of excellence in Newry.

The centre uses Microsoft technology to develop software products which enable streaming of high quality video and interactive features online.

Invest NI has offered £140,000 towards the project.

Vikas Sahni, of Softedge said: "The centre of excellence in Northern Ireland is an integral part of the company's overall growth plans."

He said he availability of a skilled workforce was a major factor in the decision to invest in the city.

Invest NI's Managing Director of Business International, Jeremy Fitch, said the jobs will generate total annual salaries of over £450,000 by 2012.

"Softedge will deliver salaries well above the Northern Ireland private sector median whilst the advanced nature of the work carried out in the Newry centre will further strengthen our local knowledge base," he added.

The new jobs will be filled over three years, with the first two expected to be in place by July.

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