CGI invests in Bridgend expansion
IT services group CGI is creating 620 jobs in Bridgend after securing £3.2m in business finance from the Welsh Government.
The expansion will bring the company's total number of employees in South Wales to more than 1,500, or 25 per cent of CGI's UK workforce.
The announcement comes after a meeting between First Minister Carwyn Jones and Michael Roach, president of Canada-headquartered CGI, in Montreal in July.
Jones said: "This is great news for Wales and our IT sector and a great vote of confidence in Wales as a place to do business.
"It speaks volumes about what Wales has to offer as a business location for companies looking to expand."
Tim Gregory, president of CGI in the UK, said: "As we continue to grow our business and our clients increasingly adopt newer technologies, such as cloud (computing) it is more important than ever that we can offer them a highly-skilled workforce.
"Our Bridgend based team will be at the forefront of delivering award winning services and solutions."
CGI occupies three sites in Bridgend, including Bridgend Science Park, Waterton Industrial Estate and a data centre on Waterton Cross Business Park.