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Ceridian expands to create a further 200 new jobs in the West of Scotland

Ceridian, one of the largest providers of HR outsourcing services in the world, is delighted to unveil its plans to expand its successful West of Scotland-based operation and expects to create a further 200 new jobs over the next five years. The expanding operation will be located in brand new purpose-built accommodation at Braehead, near Glasgow, less than one mile from the existing operation at Hillington. The selection of Braehead follows the award of a £1.83m funding package from the Scottish Government through Scottish Enterprise.

Ceridian announced in 2007 that it would grow from its then 80-strong operation to around 330 positions by the end of this year, and the success of the business and its Hillington operation has been such that further expansion is now planned over a five year timescale.

The business provides a full range of HR services to a growing client base, and the new jobs will complement the existing workforce skills, including: technology development, HR administration, payroll processing, employee assistance programme support, finance and expense management, multilingual international services, professional services and consultancy support.

Doug Sawers, Managing Director of Ceridian in the UK, said, “We are delighted with the progress of our Scottish operation over the last three years, which is now our largest UK centre of excellence. The success has been such that we now plan to expand from this excellent base, and in response to customer and market demand, grow our presence still further. We are finding that our business solutions are compelling in that they are adding real value to our client companies, and therefore we anticipate further growth over the next few years. The naturally strong customer service ethic together with the drive and passion displayed by our colleagues based at Glasgow, has helped drive this positive prospect and makes it an obvious choice to invest further in the West of Scotland with the support of SDI and Scottish Enterprise.

“We are looking forward to growing our talent pool within the area, and in particular, building stronger-still relationships with key educational establishments. The aim is to serve customer demand through innovative and creative solutioning over the long term, and therefore it is important to attract great local talent and leverage local research capability to further develop our proposition.”

First Minister Alex Salmond said,“The Scottish Government is doing all we can to ensure the strongest possible economic recovery and to create and safeguard jobs across the country...”

It is fantastic news that Ceridian has announced plans to invest in Scotland and to increase its presence by creating 200 high quality jobs and a new purpose-built facility at Braehead. Ceridian’s decision to expand its Scottish operation, which is now its largest centre of excellence in the UK, is testament to the quality and skills of the local workforce and the reputation and strength of staff at the Hillington site. First Minister Alex Salmond

“The Scottish Government, through Scottish Enterprise, has offered £1.83 million of support for the creation of these new jobs and to attract this substantial investment. I wish Ceridian every success as they take forward their ambitious plans for further success in Scotland.”

Interim Chief Executive at Scottish Development International, David Smith, said, “This announcement is a welcome boost for Scotland’s globally competitive outsourcing industry and will further enhance our reputation as a centre for excellence in this field.

“Ceridian’s ongoing commitment to Scotland shows that the country continues to be an attractive location for international investors, thanks to the skills of our people, a competitive cost base and a well-developed business infrastructure.

“We look forward to working closely with the team at Ceridian to help them realise their ambitious plans for growth.”

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