Friday 18 October 2019

Jobs boost for Limerick as Johnson & Johnson invest €100m in expansion

Minister of State for Trade, Business and EU Digital Single Market, Pat Breen . Photo: Steve Humphreys
Minister of State for Trade, Business and EU Digital Single Market, Pat Breen . Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Johnson & Johnson is to create over 100 news jobs in Limerick as part of a €100m expansion at its manufacturing site.

Around 200 additional workers will be employed in the construction phase of the expansion at the company’s Vision Care facility in the National Technology Park, Plassey.

John Lynch, plant leader of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said: “Our aspiration at Johnson & Johnson Vision is to bring improved eyesight to people around the world and the most important way we accomplish that is through the research, development and manufacturing of new medical device technologies.”

“We believe that the new manufacturing roles being introduced in Limerick in 2019 will be foundational in helping us bring new, innovative contact lens products to our patients and customers around the world at an industry-leading pace.”

The project is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister of State for Trade, Employment & Business Pat Breen TD said: “I very much welcome Johnson and Johnson Vision Care’s expansion of its operations in Limerick and of course the approximately 100 jobs that will be created. It is a huge vote of confidence in the Mid-West region.”

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