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AbbVie to create 175 new jobs in Sligo

Tuesday, June 03 11:12:30

Global healthcare group, AbbVie, is to create 175 new jobs with an expansion of its Sligo facility and an investment of E85m.

AbbVie was originally part of the multinational Abbott corporation and its former Sligo plant has undergone a major expansion.

The new manufacturing facility is developing products to address some of the world's most complex diseases.

AbbVie has treatments in the pipeline across the areas of oncology, neuroscience, liver and kidney disease.

The company employs 25,000 people worldwide and there are currently more than 400 people working in Ireland.

One hundred new positions have already been filled at the facility on the Manorhamilton Road and a further 75 jobs are due to be created shortly.