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Astra Zeneca

Astra Zeneca

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västra Götalands län; Västsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Gothenburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.2 - Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations
Number Employed: 2600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-06-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 07-06-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2023
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Swedish-British pharmaceutical manufacturer Astra Zeneca has announced to recruit 300 employees in Gothenburg. A majority of the open positions will be for researchers. According to the company, approximately half of the new employees will work in laboratories and focus on developing new medicine. 

In parallel to the recruitment process, Astra Zeneca invests 100 million SEK (approximately 10 million) in research. 

According to its website, the company has over 76,00 employees worldwide. Approximately 4,600 of them are located in Sweden. In Gothenburg, Astra Zeneca employs 2,600 people.