SAS sets out Scottish staff recruitment plans

US business analytics firm plans to create 94 jobs north of the border over the next four years.

Scotland

US software firm SAS is to create 94 new jobs over the next four years in Scotland by expanding its research facilities and launching a new Advanced Analytics lab.

Along with the new jobs, SAS also plans to safeguard its current 126 employee-base in Scotland.

The company makes business analytics software and claims to be the largest independent vendor operating in the business intelligence market.

"Scotland offers international companies a well-educated and trained workforce, competitive infrastructure and supportive government agencies, and this investment by SAS is a terrific example of how that international reputation pays off," said First Minister Alex Salmond.

Salmond met with senior SAS representatives in New York while promoting his Scotland Week programme, which is designed to boost investment and employment in Scotland through business and trade meetings.

The project is supported by 1.3 million from Scottish Development International (SDI), which is a partnership between Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, and Highlands and Island's Enterprise.

"Scotland Week offers an important opportunity to meet companies such as SAS and to encourage even more of this type of job creation in Scotland," Salmond said.

Mikael Hagstrom, SAS executive vice president for EMEA and Asia Pacific, said SAS is proud to be ramping up its presence in Scotland.

"The initial investments allowed SAS to see the real Scottish potential with access to the excellent pool of talent form Scottish universities and its strong culture of innovation," he said.

"Our plans for the new SAS facility further underline our commitment to investing in Scotland," he continued.

Featured Resources

Unlocking collaboration: Making software work better together

How to improve collaboration and agility with the right tech

Download now

Four steps to field service excellence

How to thrive in the experience economy

Download now

Six things a developer should know about Postgres

Why enterprises are choosing PostgreSQL

Download now

The path to CX excellence for B2B services

The four stages to thrive in the experience economy

Download now

Most Popular

University of Hertfordshire's entire IT system offline after cyber attack
cyber attacks

University of Hertfordshire's entire IT system offline after cyber attack

15 Apr 2021
Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages
data centres

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages

7 Apr 2021
How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

8 Apr 2021