UK jobs boost for computer group ICL

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Computer group ICL is expected to announce plans to create thousands of jobs across Europe as part of an expansion of its internet business.

Computer group ICL is expected to announce plans to create thousands of jobs across Europe as part of an expansion of its internet business.

The company is boosting its e-commerce operations which provide the technology for shopping and business deals to be carried out over the internet.

ICL, which is headquartered in Bracknell Berkshire, was expected to announce it is investing £100 million on the e-commerce expansion.

The job creation scheme was expected to include hundreds of jobs in the UK for experienced technical staff.

ICL has already worked on over 500 e-commerce systems in Europe, including the web site for Sega's Internet-connected games console the Dreamcast, and the interactive TV systems for cable TV company NTL.

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