The announcement, made Monday, comes a week after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met unionist and republican leaders at Stormont and hailed the power-sharing government as a positive example to other regions trying to overcome conflict.
NYSE EURONEXT chief executive, Duncan Niederauer, announced his plans in Belfast alongside First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
He said the NYSE plans to create a technology service center in the city and said the skills base of the North’s workforce and the personal relationship that he has struck up with Stormont leaders helped lead to the investment.
The jobs will be mainly aimed at computer science graduates and based in Belfast city center.
Invest NI, which was recently criticized in a report for failing to create enough jobs in the North, will provide up to