Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13, 346 medtech companies posted 12,814 jobs worldwide, according to jobs analysis tool GlobalData. That’s down about 9% from last week, which saw 351 businesses posting 14,050 jobs.
Bausch & Lomb remained by far the most prolific recruiter, with 1,185 job openings posted during the week. It is again followed by Biotronik, with 709 jobs, and Sonova Holding, with 664 jobs.
Bausch was on several hiring sprees in major cities across the United States. This included 99 announcements in Rochester, 89 in Lynchburg, 65 in St Louis, 59 in Bridgewater and 49 in Greenville. The company also had 65 vacancies posted in Berlin.
Of all jobs posted this week, junior and entry-level positions accounted for 5,110 and 3,646 postings respectively, while 3,606 mid-level jobs were advertised. Senior positions saw a slight increase the previous week, with 452 positions advertised compared to 371 last week.
PPD Group rewarded for its employee development programs
PPD Group posted the largest positions of any company, announcing 64 positions in the United States and Europe. The contract research organization provides life cycle management services to medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as academic and government organizations.
PPD has been recognized for the tenth consecutive year as one of America’s leading companies for employee learning and development, after being named to Training magazine’s Top 100 list.
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The list recognizes companies that demonstrate measurable results through effective employee learning and development related to strategic goals.
“Receiving this recognition for the 10th consecutive year underscores PPD’s commitment to delivering effective employee training and development outcomes that deliver tangible benefits to our customers and their drug development initiatives,” said Jay Dixon, PPD’s senior vice president of quality and corporate learning. “Our learning culture helps make PPD a great company to work for and helps increase employee engagement and retention, improving the continuity of our clients’ important research programs.”