Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Unveils Job Creation Plan In Limerick
Published: Dec 02, 2014
December 2, 2014
By Krystle Vermes, BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff
Johnson & Johnson , the medical technology company, announced this week that one of its divisions will be creating 100 new jobs in Limerick, Ireland, in its information technology sector, which will roll out over the course of the next two years.
To date, Johnson & Johnson already employs more than 2,000 people in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, according to Business and Leadership.
“Multinational investment plays a key part in our jobs plan, and in recent years we have seen a very strong performance in this area,” said Industry and Jobs Minister Richard Burton, according to the Irish Examiner. “I wish Johnson & Johnson every success with this project, and look forward to working with them as they continue to develop their operations in Ireland.”
Expanding Beyond Ireland
Johnson & Johnson is renowned for having a presence in countries around the globe, and back in October, the company announced that it would be expanding its presence in Asia with the opening of a new facility.
The Asia Pacific Innovation Center located in Shanghai was opened in October to extend the network of Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers in life sciences around the world. The goal of this facility is to identify and develop early-stage opportunities across pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.
“We are excited to launch the Asia Pacific Innovation Center which builds on the momentum of our Centers in London, California and Boston,” said Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer and Worldwide Chairman of Pharmaceuticals Paul Stoffels. “Our goal is to collaborate with the best minds in the region to advance new technologies and deliver transformative solutions for the people of China and Asia Pacific at large, and throughout the world.”
Johnson & Johnson has been working with significant stakeholders in China as of late to work closer on innovative projects. Innovation Centers have created more than 80 collaborations as of October.
“The Johnson & Johnson family of companies has a long standing presence in China extending back almost 30 years,” said Jesse Wu, chairman of Johnson & Johnson in China. “Our on the ground presence across the region allows us to work side by side with our partners with speed, agility, and insight to translate innovations into new products. The Asia Pacific Innovation Center supports our larger goal to address China’s specific healthcare needs, invest in local capabilities, and increase our external collaborations.”