With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, BioSpace felt it was important to give thanks for some of the positive things that have happened during 2021. And there are many! The accomplishments, opportunities and possibilities the scientific community has brought to bear, providing a way out of the COVID-19 pandemic and hope for the future of meaningful therapies for several challenging diseases, deserve a major shout-out.

CVS Health Corp. said on Sept. 20 the company would fill as many as 25,000 clinical and retail jobs ahead of the flu season and as the United States prepares to administer booster Covid-19 vaccine shots.

Life sciences jobs are booming in several regions around the United States. One is the Pacific Northwest, specifically Oregon; another is the Philadelphia area. BioSpace takes a look.

The help wanted signs are up across the biopharma industry. According to BioSpace, companies are opening and expanding facilities, which is good news for job seekers.

Amidst the pandemic, the biopharma industry continues to surge ahead as BioSpace reviews companies that have made recent job announcement expansions.

The top U.S. infectious disease expert warned against reopening the economy too soon in the face of improving data on the coronavirus outbreak but a third week of massive jobless claims underscored the huge economic cost to social distancing measures aimed at curbing the virus’ spread.

Mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry are not only a positive for the company that has made a bid for another company, but it is also good for the industry as a whole because of increases in efficiency across the entire field, according to Atlas Venture partner Bruce Booth.

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is adding 462 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina over five years.

Eli Lilly will add 100 jobs to the company’s manufacturing facilities at the Lilly Technology Center campus in Indianapolis.

Fresenius Kabi is investing $100 million in expanding the German company’s manufacturing campus in Wilson County, North Carolina, which will add at least 445 new jobs.