Ceridian to create 250 new jobs over next three years

1 March 2007

Ceridian, one of the largest providers of HR services and solutions in the world, has announced the expansion of its 80-strong existing operations in Glasgow, and expects to create over 250 new jobs over the next three years.

Ceridian today announced that it is to expand its 80-strong existing operations in Glasgow and expects to create over 250 new jobs over the next three years.

Doug Sawers, managing director of Ceridian in the UK, said: “It is our objective to scale our Glasgow facility into the most modern and effective centre for human resources customer support and software development in the UK."

There is considerable growth opportunity in the provision of effective HR services and solutions, which increase the value of customers’ human capital, enabling them to improve their overall business performance. Our Glasgow office will be a centre of excellence for HR administration in support of best practice human capital management.

The decision to expand our operations in western Scotland follows an extensive search, during which a number of different regions in the UK were considered. A major consideration, as we recruit more HR and payroll professionals, is the very inherent customer service and IT professional service skills in the area. In order to enhance still further the calibre of potential employees, we will also be establishing links with local further education establishments.Doug Sawers, Managing Director of Ceridian in the UK

Deputy First Minister, Nicol Stephen said; “The decision by Ceridian to increase its investment in western Scotland is very welcome and has been won in the face of strong competition. First class job opportunities will be created in Glasgow in the fast growing HR outsourcing sector. I am delighted that the Scottish Executive is supporting this exciting expansion with a £2.6m Regional Selective Assistance grant.”

Scottish Development International’s chief executive, Martin Togneri commented: “Ceridian UK’s decision, fully supported by its US parent, to expand its existing operations in Glasgow is testament to the calibre of employees to be found here and further enhances Scotland’s reputation in the business services sector.”

Ceridian operates from 12 locations in the UK plus an offshore service and IT development centre in Mauritius. Parent company, NYSE listed, Ceridian Corporation is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Originally founded in 1932, its UK operations were established in 1965.  Ceridian currently employs 700 staff in the UK.

Notes to Editors:

About Regional Selective Assistance

Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) is the main national scheme of financial assistance to industry. It provides discretionary grants for investment projects that will create or safeguard jobs in Assisted Areas areas designated for regional aid under European community law. The scheme is administered by the RSA Scotland unit of the Scottish Executive. Payment of RSA is made in instalments, typically over several years, provided that job and project expenditure targets are met. The amount quoted above represents the maximum grant potentially payable if the project is satisfactorily completed. Job numbers are based on the firms’ forecast at the time a grant is offered, and are subject to change depending on future economic conditions and other factors affecting the business concerned. For further information on the scheme, go to www.rsascotland.gov.uk

About Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International works to attract inward investment and knowledge to Scotland in order to help the economy grow. SDI also works to help Scottish companies do more business overseas and to promote Scotland as a good place to live, work and do business. It is jointly operated by the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise. Its work is guided by the global connections theme of the Scottish Executive's Smart Successful Scotland strategy for economic development in Scotland. www.sdi.co.uk