Scotland business

Cloud firm Proact to create 50 new jobs in Bellshill

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Image caption The cloud computing firm is establishing a new European operation and support centre in Bellshill

A Stockholm-listed cloud computing company is to create 50 new jobs in North Lanarkshire.

Proact said the new roles would be created at its European operation and support centre based in Bellshill.

Scottish Development International (SDI) provided a Regional Selective Assistance grant in order to facilitate the move.

It said Proact chose Scotland as a base in part because of its wide pool of talented technology staff.

SDI chief executive Anne MacColl said: "Scotland already has a well-established track record in IT and the provision of the full range of data, shared service and network operations centres.

"This means we can offer world-class infrastructure support, a large pool of highly qualified IT staff and cost effective benefits compared to other locations."

The company is targeting skilled technology professionals with management, customer service and technical expertise, as well as graduates.

Proact will be holding a careers fair in Glasgow in June.

In April, a US cloud computing company said it would create up to 30 new highly-skilled jobs in Scotland after choosing Edinburgh for its European headquarters.

Minneapolis-based EnStratus said it would recruit key staff prior to opening an office in the capital.

That move is being supported by a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant of £240,000.

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