1 December 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork Chamber today welcomes GE Healthcare’s announcement of a $40 million investment in its manufacturing facility in Carrigtwohill, East Cork, which will see the site’s manufacturing capacity double and the creation of 140 new jobs in medical manufacturing.
Reacting to the announcement this morning, Barrie O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber, said: “GE Healthcare has played a key role in Cork’s regional economy since its establishment here in 1992 and is now set to employ more than 640 people. The medical industry is undergoing strong growth and the decision by GE Healthcare to expand its Cork operation highlights the attractiveness of the region’s skilled workforce and its supportive business environment to global companies”.
“The creation of 140 new jobs at GE Healthcare comes on foot of a stream of job expansions in other major local employers, including Apple, Voxpro and Tyco. These developments very much reflect the positive outlook dominating our latest economic survey, which found that 91% of businesses in Cork are confident about their financial future”.
“We congratulate Managing Director Pascal McCarthy and the whole team at GE on their success and look forward to following the next stage of their Cork journey”, he concluded.