Global, award-winning design and technology consultancy and product developer Keytree Ltd is creating new jobs at its site in Port Talbot with support from the Welsh Labour Government.
The Welsh Government is providing £500,000 which will see the company expand at its base in Port Talbot and create new high-quality jobs, almost doubling its headcount.
This investment will see a major expansion of the Port Talbot office and is part of plans for larger growth in the future. It will see a number of the company’s operations housed there, including its Application Management Centre.
The funding from the Welsh Government will also support Keytree in establishing an innovation hub.
Welsh Labour Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates said:
“It’s fantastic news that Keytree is expanding its operations in Port Talbot and the Welsh Government is supporting the company’s plans to grow.
This internationally renowned company works with some of the biggest names in the business world such as BP and Jaguar Land Rover, and the creation of 38 new high quality and skilled jobs right here in Wales is to be welcomed.
I am also pleased by the company’s commitment to look at recruiting the best talent from local education and are working closely with Swansea and Cardiff Universities as well as Neath Port Talbot College in doing so.
Unemployment in Wales is at record low levels and I am proud that we, as a Welsh Government, continue to support businesses to create new jobs and provide a further boost to our thriving economy.”
Welsh Labour Assembly Member for Aberavon, David Rees said:
“I’m delighted the Welsh Labour Government is supporting the growth of a business that has seen the potential Port Talbot has to offer and is creating highly-skilled jobs in the IT sector.
This demonstrates confidence in the sector and showcases Aberavon as a great base for software companies, offering close links with local universities to support skills development. I’m confident this will help more young people gain well paid employment in their home town.”