Northern Ireland

Hughes Insurance increases staff numbers

An insurance company based in County Down says it expects to have recruited more than 60 new staff by August.

Hughes Insurance said it has already employed 44 new staff in 2012.

Another 20 are currently being recruited. The new jobs will bring the number of staff to 306.

In June 2011, the Newtownards-based insurance provider announced it had created 55 jobs when opening a £2m extension to its headquarters.

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