75 ‘high quality jobs’ to be created in Galway

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Seventy-five new jobs will be created in Galway, following the announcement that a market leader in development, manufacture and marketing will establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city to support its new international business.

Quidel Corporation will be supported by IDA Ireland, targeting the creation of 75 ‘high quality’ jobs over five years.

The company, headquartered in San Diego, California, employs approximately 1,200 people in operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and other parts of Asia.

Quidel is currently recruiting professionals for the Galway operation in a range of functional areas including Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, Technical Support, Sales, Marketing, IT and Legal.

Through the Business Service Centre, Quidel will be better positioned to serve customers in an expanding international market.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD warmly welcomed the announcement from Quidel.

“The investment announcement by Quidel today reaffirms Ireland’s position as one of the international leaders in the Medtech industry,” she said.

“I am pleased that Quidel has chosen to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city that will result in the creation of 75 high quality jobs in the West of Ireland. This new facility is a further example of the success of our commitment under the Regional Action Plans for Jobs to provide quality jobs in regional locations.”

Douglas Bryant, Quidel Corporation’s President and CEO, commented on the talent that exists in Galway.

“There are many very talented people here, and Quidel is proud to partner with Martin Shanahan and IDA Ireland to bring jobs to Galway. Our company has recently doubled in size, and we believe that Galway can serve as a linchpin for our growing international presence,” he said.