LaunchPad and Peoplesafe, two highly successful software companies that were founded in England, are establishing new offices in Derry and plan to create a total of 16 new jobs in the city over the next 12 months.

LaunchPad, a London-headquartered startup that develops video recruitment software, is establishing a European centre in Derry and will be recruiting ten new team members to fill customer service and software development vacancies. LaunchPad creates data and video interviewing and screening technologies that help recruitment and HR professionals make smarter and more objective hiring decisions.

Peoplesafe, a Sheffield-headquartered tech firm that develops digital devices, smartphone apps and online platforms designed to ensure the safety of lone workers, is planning to establish offices in Derry and recruit software developers for 6 new software development vacancies. Founded in 2004, Peoplesafe has now developed a full portfolio of safety solutions for lone workers across a range of sectors.

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The news of the inward investment came as part of a wider announcement by Invest NI of 100 new jobs created in the Derry area. Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA, said: “The 100 new jobs being created span a range of roles and industries including software development, engineering, marketing and finance, and once in place will contribute over £2.5million in additional salaries to the local economy.”

Source: SyncNI