Employment in Dublin has received a huge boost following the decision of a global pharmaceutical business to base their headquarters in the city.
Multinational company Alter Pharma has long had a relationship with the Balbriggan district of the Dublin region, with a number of businesses already situated there. They have now taken the hugely popular decision to locate their global operation office in the area too. Not only does this bolster the reputation of Dublin as a credible choice for worldwide business it also increases the number of jobs provided by the company.
And this increase in job opportunities could not come at a better time for the Irish economy. With the threat of Brexit looming large over the country, the decision of such a respected company to house their global head office in Dublin has been welcomed by government officials and locals alike. Indeed, the company have promised rapid expansion over the coming months with everything from warehouse roles to research and development responsibilities set to be filled.
In addition to the 120 jobs at the 48000 square foot Balbriggan base, it’s hoped that the presence of a global name in this growing industry will have an impact elsewhere too. Companies offering pharmaceutical consulting, such as http://www.gandlscientific.com/pharmaceutical-consulting, could see an increase in demand which will no doubt be welcomed by employment ministers in all countries that have an interest in the sector.
Employment ministers such as Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD. With responsibility for jobs, enterprise and innovation across the Republic of Ireland, Minister O’Connor was one of the vocal supporters in attendance at the opening of Alter Pharma’s plush new offices. Speaking at the inauguration, she said: “The pharma industry makes a huge contribution to the Irish economy in terms of jobs and manufacturing exports, and is one of the fastest-growing sectors” before adding, “I welcome Alter Pharma’s continued commitment to Ireland and its decision to base its HQ here is great news for both Balbriggan and Ireland.”
Although Alter Pharma is a relatively young company its unique approach to manufacturing in the industry has seen it grow quickly in a short time. There is now widespread hope that other companies will follow suit and continue to grow Dublin’s reputation as a hub for global business operations.