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Healthcare company Alere to create new 100 jobs in Galway

Some good news on the job front for Galway as healthcare company sets up business service centre.

Image: Aidan Jones via Flickr

US HEALTHCARE FIRM Alere will create 100 jobs in Galway over the next four years.

The IDA Ireland-backed project will see the establishment of an International Business Service Centre in the country, which will create the jobs across a range of functions.

Announcing the new jobs in Galway this morning, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said Alere’s decision to locate its business here highlighted that Ireland’s “traditional strengths” – its high-quality workforce, low corporation tax and pro-business policies – are still in tact.

The Massachusetts-based company makes tools which aid in the rapid diagnosis of heart and infectious diseases. It also focuses on solutions for women’s health issues and new toxicology and oncology products. Alere’s new offices in the IDA Business & Technology Park in Parkmore East will service all of its business outside the US.

Alere said it chose Ireland as a location for its international base because of  the country’s “talented workforce” and “pro-business environment”. Galway, in particular, was picked because of the growing number of healthcare companies which have established themselves successfully there.

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