Prime Therapeutics Expanding Albuquerque Workforce, With Assistance Of New Mexico Job Training Funds
Area Development Online News Desk (11/19/2013)
Prime Therapeutics will create 47 jobs at its Albuquerque, New Mexico, facility, with plans to add an additional 33 employees to its workforce in the near future.
Prime hired, and will train, these new employees with the assistance of the Economic Development Department’s JTIP program. JTIP funds up to 6 months of classroom and on the job training for newly created New Mexico jobs, Gov. Susana Martinez’s Office said.
Prime President and CEO Eric Elliott said, “We are pleased to add to our Albuquerque workforce in support of our ongoing commitment to excellence in serving our clients and helping our members get the medicine they need to feel and live better. I’d like to thank Governor Martinez for giving us the opportunity to work together to bring more jobs to strengthen both New Mexico and Prime Therapeutics, and I applaud the work that she and others have done to make it easier to do business in the state.”
“We are pleased that Prime has chosen to expand in Albuquerque and hire new workers,” said Governor Martinez. “JTIP is a strong economic development incentive that allows the state to partner with the private sector in providing workforce training for new employees as companies relocate to and grow in New Mexico.”
Governor Martinez also proposed to make JTIP’s funding a permanent part of EDD’s budget. She said, “Making JTIP permanent will ensure that current and future employers seeking to create new jobs in New Mexico will have certainty that allows them to plan and grow long term.”
“We all know that job training can be a costly expense for businesses looking to expand, but when a company knows with certainty that New Mexico is willing to partner with them to train up a productive workforce, it can make expansion and relocation decisions much easier,” said the Governor.