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Rawdon software firm recruiting for expansion scheme
10:00am Monday 17th September 2012 in Local news
A Rawdon-based company is celebrating a jobs bonanza with the opening of new offices to help accommodate nearly 300 more staff recruited since the beginning of the year.
The GP software company Emis says it has taken on 289 staff this year – 179 at Rawdon – and is recruiting for a further 43 positions.
The area’s MP, Stuart Andrew, opened the company’s new offices on Monday, close to its existing two premises in Rawdon.
Mr Andrew said: “The number of jobs created by EMIS has been a real boost to the local economy, and I wish them every success in the future.”
Rawdon House, built on seven floors, is the new home for 408 staff at EMIS, which now employs a total of 1,249 people.
Chief executive, Sean Riddell, said: “EMIS is very proud of its Yorkshire roots, and Leeds has become a major base for developing and delivering healthcare technology in the UK.
“Our new people will be supporting us in our continuing drive to help the NHS provide better care through cutting-edge technology.
“We have been delighted with the very high calibre of candidates coming forward, and are still actively recruiting, with the vast majority of positions based in Leeds.”