Tampa, Florida -- Bristol-Myers Squibb announced plans to create a North America Capability Center in Tampa, bringing 579 high-paying jobs.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases
Their new center is expected to open in January 2014 and will initially be staffed by up to 250 knowledge workers in information technology, marketing services, business and finance services, and other functions supporting the company's biopharmaceutical business.
Most of these positions will be filled by people living in the Tampa Bay area. The company plans to locate more than 325 additional jobs supporting scientific and technical activities at the site by 2017 to support future growth across the company.
Senior vice president of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gareth Morgan, say they chose Hillsborough County specifically for its, "talented work force, strong university presence, the Tampa Bay region's business climate, economy and quality of life, and availability of the necessary logistics and office facilities."
No word on where the North American Capability Center will be located within Tampa.