A leading housebuilder has unveiled plans to create 150 jobs and invest £120 million in Tayside over the next five years.
Stewart Milne Homes plans to build more than 350 new houses at developments in Arbroath, Ballumbie and Blairgowrie.
The company is holding a recruitment event this week as it looks to staff up for the projects.
Commercial manager Neil McKenzie said he hoped the three housing developments would have a positive impact on the Tayside economy.
He said: “This investment and subsequent employment opportunities will have a positive impact on the local economy, which, albeit bolstered by the V&A-led city regeneration and the Tay Cities Deal, has been dealt harsh blows recently with the anticipated closures of well-known businesses and subsequent job losses.
“We’re confident that our plans for these three developments will provide attractive employment in the region’s construction industry, with a mix of roles available both directly with Stewart Milne Homes and also through sub-contractors.
“We require for a whole range of roles on our sites including bricklayers and tree surgeons, and everything in between.”
The recruitment event at the Double Tree Hilton in Dundee on Thursday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm will outline the opportunities available.
The Aberdeen-based housebuilder is also looking to speak to firms who would be interested in subcontracted work.
Mr McKenzie added: “Whilst Stewart Milne Homes continues to increase the amount of people we have on our books, we are equally keen to partner with local sub-contractors.
“We’ve invested heavily in establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with our sub-contractors, whereby they benefit from attractive terms and conditions as well as from our award-winning approach to health and safety, quality craftsmanship and apprenticeships.”
Stewart Milne Homes construction director, Neil Thomson, said the company would look to support sub-contractors with a view of forming long-term relationships.
He said: “These roles are vital in creating high quality homes in great locations where people want to live.
“For many sub-contractors, this could be their first experience of large-scale projects.
“As a result, we hope to help them grow and develop through a shared passion for delivering excellence in the product, in health and safety and in training.”