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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 10th September 2021

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Amazon offers to pay college fees for 750,000 US staff

Amazon has offered to cover the cost of college tuition of all 750,000 of its frontline workers in the US. It comes as the online shopping giant struggles to attract and retain staff amid an industry wide labour shortage. The firm said it would invest $1.2bn in the scheme, with workers able to access the annual funding for as long as they remain at Amazon.

Local software company set to more than double staff this year

Belfast based company SciLeads is on target to more than double its workforce to 50 by the end of 2021, as it marks five years in business. The company has developed a lead generation and market intelligence platform that helps scientific instrumentation suppliers across North America, Europe and Asia...

Fortnite gamer's mum becomes pro herself

The mum of one of the world's best professional Fortnite players has signed a contract with a gaming organisation to develop her own career. Anne Fish, 58, has managed her son Benjy "Benjyfishy" Fish, since he went professional three years ago. The British gamer says she began playing the game in February to improve her understanding...

Three Northern Ireland firms named as Deloitte Best Managed Companies

Three Northern Ireland-based businesses have been named by Deloitte as Best Managed Companies for the first time in 2021 awards. Twenty-five companies were announced as Best Managed Companies for 2021 after entering the awards programme for the first time this year. The programme is led by Deloitte, in association with Bank of Ireland.

US technology company to create 40 jobs in Northern Ireland

US technology solutions provider, Safety NetAccess, have announced they will set up a tech centre in NI creating 40 jobs. Massachusetts SME, Safety NetAccess is to create 40 new jobs as part of a first-time investment in Northern Ireland. The company is setting up a Software Development & Sales Support Centre to support its growth in the US and into Europe.