BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Drugmaker Catalent plans to hire up to 600 more employees for its Bloomington operations by year-end amid growing demand for its products, including COVID-19 vaccines .
The Somerset, New Jersey-based company has scheduled career fairs at the Monroe County Convention Center on October 12 and 13 as it seeks to hire between 500 and 600 new employees.
“We have opportunities at all levels,” said Arturo Lopez, senior director of human resources at Catalent.
He said the company was increasing production in part due to the continued high need for the COVID-19 vaccines it is packing, The Herald-Times reported.
Catalent expects demand for these vaccines to continue for some time for initial injections and boosters. Some medical experts expect COVID-19 to remain in the population for years to come, but not cause the kind of disruption it has experienced in the past 18 months.
Lopez said the pandemic has also left many employers scrambling to find workers and created “interesting” market dynamics.
Catalent is hiring for positions ranging from manager and supervisor to technicians, although the company is primarily looking for entry-level manufacturing and warehousing positions, he said.
Entry-level jobs will pay an hourly wage of $ 18. Employees will receive benefits early on, including health insurance and a 401 (k) plan with up to 4% match. Entry level applicants must have a high school diploma.