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November 22, 2017


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Florida’s high concentration of exceptionally skilled life sciences, information technology and finance professionals is no accident. This state’s colleges and universities are among the nation’s top performers of R&D and commercialization of technologies. So companies relocating or expanding in Florida can rest assured that today’s talent stands ready to help them succeed and tomorrow’s is already getting prepared.

9.7+ million workers

28,000 new STEM graduates enter the workforce annually

1 million+ private-sector jobs created since December 2010

3rd largest workforce among all states

12 public universities, 9 medical schools and numerous private colleges

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Johnson & Johnson Taps into Florida’s Skilled Workforce

TAMPA – Johnson & Johnson recently opened a new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa. Over the next three years, the company will create 500 jobs and make a capital investment of $23.5 million in the region. The multi-functional regional shared services center will be part of a broader network of Johnson & Johnson centers that are designed to handle work for its operating companies in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology and procurement. This expansion builds on the health care leader’s already extensive workforce of more than 3,000 Floridians.

We currently have a strong presence in Florida, and this new site will continue to build on the successes that our businesses have already achieved across the state. We look forward to increasing our presence in the state and within the Tampa community.

Erin Champlin
Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Services

At its new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa, Johnson & Johnson will grow its Florida workforce of 3,000+ by another 500 jobs.


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