February 10, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – California-based Gilead Sciences, which makes the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir, announced Tuesday that it plans to open a major hub in the Triangle.
The move will bring 275 jobs paying an average wage of $142,175 to Wake County. The average annual wage in Wake County is about $63,500.
The Gilead Business Services center will be home to the company’s human resources, procurement and financial services operations, along with cybersecurity and other information technology roles.
“We look forward to introducing Gilead to the local community,” Andrew Dickinson, Gilead’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “We are eager to welcome many of the highly talented, highly skilled people who live in the Research Triangle region to work with us as we seek to advance new medicines for people with unmet medical needs.”
“They are moving a lot of their operations roles to our market, so that is a great indicator for our ability to grow our life-sciences market here. We’re not just recruiting scientists and manufacturers,” said Ashley Cagle, assistant executive director of Wake County Economic Development. “This is a reminder that, even though we are struggling with a global pandemic, there are good things happening in our community.”