Eli Lilly Create Jobs

Eli Lilly Create Jobs

Eli Lilly have announced work is to go ahead on a major expansion for its Limerick manufacturing plant. the work will create 300 permanent positions as well as 500 temporary jobs during construction.

The American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is  investing €400m in the new plant.The new roles are expected to include skilled engineers, scientists and operations personnel.  Lilly already employs more than 2,300 people in Cork where it has facilities in both Kinsale and Little Island.

As well as the new pharma positions, it is expected that up to a further 500 people will be temporarily employed during the building of the facility, subject to planning permission.  Planning for the new green-field site, at Raheen Business Park near Shannon Airport, is due to be submitted in the coming weeks.

Eli Lilly Create Jobs

The company said that Ireland and Limerick was chosen for the investment as a result of the highly-skilled workforce of the area found in the area of life sciences and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.  “This new Lilly campus in Limerick will allow us to expand our capacity to make innovative new medicines that can help treat some of the world’s most serious illnesses,” said senior vice president, Edgardo Hernandez.

The Chief Executive of the IDA, Martin Shanahan welcomed the news saying “An investment of this scale by Lilly is very welcome news for the Mid-West Region and indeed Ireland, where the global healthcare brand has had a presence since 1978“.  Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar also spoke of the announcement.

The Mid-West has become a real hub for leading biopharma companies such as Lilly and I’m really pleased that the company has chosen Limerick for its new manufacturing centre

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