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More than 5,500 jobs to be created in Scotland

A £3.5bn investment in a six-year programme to improve drinking water by Scottish Water is to create 5,000 construction jobs.

The publicly owned company has borrowed £720m from the Scottish government for the project.

The project includes:
  • improvements to water mains and water treatments across Scotland
  • a waste water tunnel in Glasgow
  • improvements to more than 400 external sewer flooding problems
  • drinking water improvements at Glenlatterach, Fair Isle and South Uist

Elsewhere, leading outsourcing and business process management solutions firm Capita will also be looking for more than 200 new staff to expand its Capita Customer Management (CCM) business and IT services division, first minister Alex Salmond has announced.
Capita plans to invest nearly £11m – £5m on expanding CCM and £6m growing its IT division – along with two grants totalling £1.24m from public body Scottish Enterprise.
Capita already employs around 5,000 people in Scotland within IT, telecoms, financial services and utilities.
Meanwhile, US business services company Concentrix Corporation plans to create 500 new full-time jobs in Inverclyde, Scotland.
It is building a new global delivery centre to support its multinational clients by providing customer engagement services for a range of industries.

It received a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant of up to £2.1m from Scottish Enterprise.
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