Pharmaceutical firm to create hundreds of jobs in Cork with €300m expansion

Hundreds of jobs are coming on stream for Cork.

Pharmaceutical giant Janssen Sciences Ireland which is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson announced a €300m expansion of its Ringaskiddy facility.

Two hundred new positions will be available at the plant while an additional 450 jobs will be created during construction,

Work is due to begin later this month and is expected to take two years.

The maker of treatments for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and cancer said its expansion will increase the existing manufacturing space in Ringaskiddy, where it has operated a biopharmaceutical supply chain facility on a 40-hectare site since 2005.

It will involve construction of a new manufacturing building and the expansion of the existing warehouse building, laboratory and administration buildings.

The Belgian-founded company is part of the Johnson & Johnson family and employs 555 in Ringaskiddy. Johnson & Johnson employs more than 2,700 people and operates 11 sites in Cork, Dublin and Limerick.

Cork Chamber CEO Conor Healy said it was “a hugely positive investment for the entire region and to the economic future of Cork”.

“The work of IDA Ireland in helping to attract and secure such investment is essential and it is vital that we continue to create a landscape that is conducive to continued growth. Critical infrastructure projects such as the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy route must be completed without delay to ensure our region is at the forefront and continues to be enabled to realise its future potential,” he added.

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