Ohio Talent: Shaping the Future of Global Health Care
A rise in chronic disease, an aging population, and a global pandemic have created an accelerated need for medications and triggered an urgency for innovative solutions.
Biotech leader Amgen reaches millions of patients around the world and recognizes that the need for its medicines is much greater. To serve more people, Amgen chose to deepen its global footprint with a Greenfield facility in New Albany, Ohio.
Founded in 1980, Amgen develops human therapeutics for serious illnesses. With groundbreaking brands like Enbrel and Otezla, the company delivers products to over 100 countries. To support rising demand, Amgen broke ground on a new 270,000-square-foot facility in central Ohio. The New Albany plant will employ Amgen’s most advanced digital automation technology and tackle the last manufacturing steps for U.S.-bound injectables. Set to be fully operational by 2024, the manufacturing facility will bring 400 jobs to the state and focus on the assembly and packaging of vials and syringes.
Amgen, which pioneered the use of recombinant DNA technology four decades ago, was recently named one of the World’s 25 Best Workplaces by Fortune. Amgen chose to build in the Columbus Region, an area with a growing reputation for talent and anchored by acclaimed research institutions like The Ohio State University. With hundreds of colleges, universities, and trade schools across the state, Ohio has a strong and diverse talent pipeline.
With JobsOhio’s help, Amgen has committed to the region with its investment in programs that identify and grow the talent pool to fill current and future needs of its new assembly and packaging facility. Today, thanks to a collaborative effort with JobsOhio, One Columbus, the city of New Albany, and the Ohio Department of Development, Ohio continues to demonstrate its critical role in the health Care global supply chain network.
- JobsOhio provided a total of $20.5 million in assistance, including $2.5 million in Talent Acquisition Services, to help Amgen meet its workforce needs.
- The JobsOhio team built a flexible and customizable recruitment strategy to assist Amgen in establishing itself as an employer of choice in the region and to facilitate the creation of a local program for job and industry training.
- Leading up to facility opening, a portion of JobsOhio’s funding will go toward supporting Amgen with recruitment event marketing to enable high-volume hiring.
- JobsOhio convened local academic institutions, such as Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University, to co-develop a comprehensive training program for local talent, with a focus on underserved populations.
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Amgen focuses on six therapeutic areas: cardiovascular disease, oncology, bone health, neuroscience, nephrology, and inflammation.