DUP MLAs welcome 1,000 jobs announcement by Almac

Upper Bann MLAs Jonathan Buckley and Diane Dodds have welcomed plans by locally based pharmaceutical company Almac to create over 1,000 jobs at its Northern Ireland facilities over the next three years.

By Jonathan Buckley Candidate

Upper Bann

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Jonathan Buckley said, "Almac is already one of Northern Ireland's largest employers and this significant expansion is fantastic news not just for Craigavon, but for all of Northern Ireland. Whilst Almac has its Global headquarters in Craigavon is also has facilities in Belfast and Londonderry so this will provide opportunities across the Province.

Growing our local economy is absolutely vital, particularly as we emerge from the Covid pandemic. Almac is a Northern Ireland economic success story and their growth over recent years reflects the growing importance of the life and health sciences sector to our local economy. "

Diane Dodds said,

“This investment is significant for the Upper Bann area. It’s encouraging to see local businesses expanding and providing job opportunities for local graduates and workers across Northern Ireland.”

We are proud to have a world leading company on our doorsteps. Almac has played a significant role in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine and many other lifesaving medicines. I welcome the opportunities that this announcement will bring to many young graduates.”

Almac has always had strong links with our universities and this announcement will be a relief to many young people on the cusp of their professional careers.”

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