Emerging biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector to add more than 300 new jobs

30 Sep 2016

The Straits Times, 30 Sep 2016 - At the opening of the new US$320-million plant of global biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie at Tuas Biomedical Park, Trade and Industry (Industry) Minister S. Iswaran mentioned that the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector is expected to create more than 300 jobs over the next three years. He also noted that employment in the sector has more than tripled in 15 years. Mr Iswaran also shared that the Economic Development Board, Workforce Development Agency, SP and TP have created close to 700 training positions for Singaporeans to prepare them for new job opportunities through talent development programmes. Mr Lee Teck Heng who is currently a biotechnology at AbbVie share how shared how the three-month course at TP prepared him for the career switch to the pharmaceutical industry. He was previously a stockbroker for 21 years.

 

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