Foster announces 21 new jobs for Omagh firm

Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, pictured with Joe McGoldrick, Managing Director of JMG Systems Ltd and engineer, Niall Moss, (left), at the company’s plant in Omagh.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that JMG Systems Ltd in Omagh is creating 21 new jobs with support from Invest Northern Ireland.

Family-run JMG Systems provides engine monitoring systems, from prototype development to full scale systems, for quarrying, recycling, crushing, aircraft ground support, construction and automotive equipment. It currently employs 72.

Invest NI has offered £80,000 of support for the new jobs under its Jobs Fund scheme, which aims to stimulate job creation in response to the challenges of the global economic downturn.

Announcing the new jobs the Minister said: “These new jobs will be a mix of engineering, production operatives and administrative support and offer high quality employment opportunities in an area that has been significantly affected by the global downturn. When in place they will contribute some £380,000 a year in salaries to the economy.

“JMG has proactively responded to the downturn by investing in product development to diversify and target new markets. The additional staff will be required to help the company grow in export markets, provide additional customer support and increase the technical capability of the company to drive research and development.”

JMG Systems Ltd has supplied products to many of the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers. The investment in new jobs is part of the company’s growth plan which will also see it move to a new production facility next year.

Mr Joseph McGoldrick, Managing Director of JMG Systems Ltd, said: “The support from Invest NI is allowing us to recruit immediately so that we are in a position to respond to an upturn in demand for our products which we are anticipating.”