A new specialist recruitment facility will bring 200 jobs to
Glasgow this year.
The Centre of Excellence is being opened by international
recruitment firm SThree, which provides specialist recruitment
services for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics) industries and has 40 offices across 16
The investment is backed by £2million Regional Selective
Assistance funding from Scottish Enterprise.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: "This facility will be a
major jobs boost for Glasgow, with 200 new posts this year and 314
in total over the next three years. And it will support our
ambition for Scotland to be a STEM nation with our economy at the
forefront of the technological frontier.
"The £2million funding from Scottish Enterprise also gives them
access to the excellent business support network here in Scotland.
And our communities will benefit from the work of the innovative
SThree Foundation which supports young people from underprivileged
and diverse backgrounds to transition successfully into STEM higher
education, jobs and apprenticeships."
Alex Smith, SThree's Chief Financial Officer, said: "Investing
in Glasgow gives us access to a highly-skilled workforce and an
excellent business infrastructure. The STEM markets in which we
operate are growing rapidly and this new centre in Glasgow will
strengthen our operational capability and support expanding teams
across our main markets.
"Our new Centre of Excellence will bring together our UK support
services and underpin our future business needs in the most
efficient way. In making this new investment in Glasgow, we have
had tremendous support from the Scottish Government and
Paul Lewis, interim chief executive of Scottish Enterprise said:
"It's fantastic to see a company like SThree, with a strong focus
on STEM industries, expanding in Scotland. That the company is
planning to create 200 new jobs this year alone is a true
endorsement of Scotland's strength in these sectors, as evidenced
by our growing reputation in areas like data, technology and
"The decision by SThree to select Glasgow for this expansion is
further evidence of Scotland's attractiveness, backing up our
position as the leading UK location for inward investment outside
London, and we're looking forward to working with the company to
support its ambitious growth plans for Scotland."
Source - Scottish Government Website.