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This week, we take a look at hiring trends in the pharma industry over the last four months, encompassing Q2 2023 and the month of July. The US continues to be the top country with the most active job listings in the pharma sector recorded in the last four months. The number of active job listings in this space has been trending upwards in the US and China, with the exception of the month of July where the data extends only till 26 July.

Source: GlobalData

While the number of listings have increased, this period has also been marked by several small biotechs and large pharma companies announcing layoffs. Earlier this month, Amarin announced layoffs to counter decreasing revenues for its lead drug Vascepa following the entry of generics. The Boston, Massachusetts-based Pieris Pharma also said it plans to lay off 70% of its workforce after a significant collaboration with AstraZeneca was terminated.

This article is based on information from GlobalData’s Jobs analytics database, which tracks jobs listings for companies in several sectors, including pharma, on a daily basis. To know more about this database, click here.

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