We previously highlighted the need for industry-academia partnerships to recruit and retain talent in the BioHealth Capital Region. As qualified life sciences job candidates continue to be in high demand in the region, institutes such as Frederick Community College (FCC) have stepped up to the plate to help fill the local talent pipeline and diversify the next generation of the workforce.
BioTrain™; has been working with Montgomery College to help students and professionals in the biotech field enhance their hard and soft skillsets for the past six years.
It’s no secret that the biotech talent market is tightening. With near full employment across the industry, the Capital Region is feeling the same growing pains as they build out strategic initiatives in the wake of COVID-19.
The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) has been witnessing a strong upward growth trajectory in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the need for increased research, diagnostic and domestic manufacturing needs in the region. But while workforce needs are in demand, the right skills are in short supply.
Biotech, Medtech, and pharma companies of all shapes, sizes, and focus areas are struggling to fill vacancies during a growth boom created by the pandemic and advancements in biomanufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and other bleeding-edge sectors. This ongoing boom has created an uber-competitive talent acquisition and retention environment that’s pushing hiring managers, talent leaders, and c-suite executives to evolve and adopt new talent hiring and retention strategies that give them a competitive hiring edge.
We have been covering the biomanufacturing workforce at length this year because it remains one of the most important topics for companies in today’s near full-employment job market.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how the BioHealth Capital Region’s (BHCR) biotech sector is booming. Advanced biomanufacturing, cell and gene therapy, vaccine development, and the medtech industries have all seen record growth over the past few years.
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Maryland’s reputation as the destination state for biotech jobs and life science research continues to climb as new startups emerge across its biohealth cluster regions.
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