Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Holyrood grants - jobs spin-off for Nairn

Looks like some jobs will be created in Nairn thanks to "Regional Selective Assistance" handouts from the Scottish Government:

"More than £12million has been handed to Scottish firms under the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) scheme, which aims to protect jobs during a recession.

The funding will lead to the creation of more than 1,200 posts throughout the country.

These include 65 jobs at branches of IT consulting firm Capgemini at Nairn and in the Highlands after the company was given £200,000."

More on the Press & Journal site.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if that will be 65 'new' jobs for CapGemini or will it be funding to 'sponsor' 65 'current' jobs?

Anonymous said...

another update on this - when are CapGemini going to pay the grant back? Not only are no jobs coming to the Nairn call centre now, CapGemini themselves are moving contracts to overseas call centres which means there may be job losses for (local) people that work at the Balmakeith call centre!

Something for Iain up at the Nairnshire to do some investigative journalism on perhaps?!

Graisg said...

You never know, perhaps he's already on the case. See you in the queue at the Co-op at 8 tonight to find out.