Pharma firm to create 245 jobs in Carrigtwohill

UP to 245 construction and manufacturing jobs are set to be announced for East Cork later today as part of a nationwide employment drive by IDA Ireland.

Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, has confirmed the major jobs boost for Carrig- twohill will be revealed alongside separate plans for the rest of the country at a mid-year briefing this morning.

Speaking last night, the Labour TD said international pharmaceutical firm Sangart has agreed to base its new European headquarters in the East Cork town, with Government support provided through IDA Ireland.

This will result in an estimated 125 construction jobs to help build the drugs giant’s new facility in the area and an additional 120 manufacturing employment positions over the coming years.

Sangart was established in San Diego, USA, in 1998 and specialises in medical tools to help deliver oxygen to human tissue.

This reduces the need for blood donors and the risk in some cases of cross-contamination due to blood transfusions.

The Carrigtwohill development will be included among a series of other jobs announcements by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today.

The Fine Gael TD will be attending the IDA Ireland mid-year briefing on foreign direct investment along with the group’s chairman, Liam O’Mahony, and chief executive Barry O’Leary.

It has been a busy few months on the jobs front in Cork.

This latest announcement follows the recent report that Apple is to create 350 jobs in the city as part of a major expansion of their sales support operation.

Another major firm to provide a boost to the jobs sector in the city was BioMarin Pharmaceutical, which purchased Pfizer’s Shanbally facility last month.

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