DUBLIN: US drugs company Pfizer is creating 300 jobs in Dublin, Kildare and Cork. The company said it would hire manufacturing sites in Grange Castle in Co Dublin, Newbridge in Co Kildare and Ringaskiddy in Co Cork.
An investment of €300 million will be made for the further development of the three sites. The investment and appointment will be completed within the next two to three years.
Pfizer, which has been operating in Ireland since 1969, has 4,000 workers in six locations in Cork, Dublin and Kildare. Appointments will be made to highly skilled positions, including analysts, technicians, engineers, scientists, technicians, quality specialists, data analysts and chemists.
Paul Reid, Country Manager of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, said that Pfizer’s Irish sites manufacture drugs and vaccines for areas such as arthritis, inflammation, cancer, anti-infectives, haemophilia, pain and stroke.
The company has a network spread across more than 125 countries around the world.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Pfizer’s job-investment announcement was a testament to the Irish people’s faith in their abilities and skills. He added that this would strengthen the economy.
Martin Shanahan, the CEO of IDA Ireland said the new job announcements underscore Ireland’s reputation as a global position of excellence in biopharmaceuticals.
Pfizer is also the first US drug maker to successfully advance the COVID-19 vaccine trial.
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