Novo Nordisk to create 6000 jobs by 2022

Danish insulin and diabetes specialist Novo Nordisk says it intends to employ 6000 more highly skilled workers within Denmark by 2022. Half of these new staff will work in R&D. The announcement bucks the trend of recent years in pharma, which has tended to see companies downsizing drastically and closing R&D sites.

The company used its announcement to call on the Danish government to prioritise investment in research-based training in the sciences to ensure that research-driven Danish companies can continue to grow. ‘It will be crucial for Novo Nordisk that Denmark educates world-class graduates but also focuses far more intently on attracting international talent,’ said the firm’s chief science officer, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen in a statement.

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