Pfizer has announced it is creating around 300 new jobs in Ireland. These jobs will be based in their manufacturing sites in Dublin, Cork and Kildare.

The multinational pharmaceutical company, which has been operating in Ireland since 1969, is investing a further €300m in its Irish operations.

Pfizer currently employs around 4,000 people in Ireland.

The new 300 roles are highly skilled jobs and include engineers, analysts, technicians, scientists, data analysts and more.

Announcing the creation of the 300 new jobs, Country Manager of Pfizer Ireland Paul Reid had this to say regarding Pfzier’s development of a Covid-19 vaccine:

Currently we are focused on our Covid-19 efforts, including our vaccine development programme.

Discussions are ongoing with the European Commission to provide the vaccine to EU governments.

The announcement of the new jobs was also welcomed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin:

Over the past five decades, there has been a huge expansion of the sector in this country, creating thousands of jobs and solidifying Ireland’s reputation as a world leader in pharmaceutical innovation and manufacturing.

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