Johnson and Johnson create Rhode Island technology jobs
Posted on January 4, 2017
One large company is expanding and creating Rhode Island technology jobs.
Johnson & Johnson intends to open its new health technology center in Rhode Island. The center will specialize in optimizing information technology and data analytics to create software applications that will serve to improve health outcomes.
The center expects to fill approximately 75 highly-skilled positions in the first half of 2017.
“Rhode Island is on the move and we are putting wins on the board. I am thrilled that Johnson & Johnson has chosen Rhode Island for its new health technology center,” said Governor Raimondo. “We are making a name for ourselves as a hub for advanced industries because we can offer immediate access to skilled, talented people and world-class colleges and universities. I look forward to welcoming the Johnson & Johnson center in its new home at One Ship Street early next year, and I wish the Rhode Islanders who fill these jobs good luck.”
“Rhode Island has a strong network of educators, employers and decision makers that are advancing the integration of different health-related technologies,” said Steve Wrenn, Global VP – Chief Applications Officer for Johnson & Johnson. “The I-195 corridor is uniquely suited to support Johnson & Johnson’s new health technology center and Rhode Island gives us access to the economic development tools and university assets we need to stay competitive in the rapidly growing health tech space. As a company with locations and options worldwide, we are very pleased with the opportunity the Ocean State provides for this new center.”
The Fortune 50 Company’s expansion in the Ocean State is the latest sign that businesses are taking a fresh look at Rhode Island and the Raimondo administration’s efforts to train Rhode Islanders for the jobs of tomorrow.