10th March 2015
- Pfizer to continue manufacturing at its Little Island facility
The decision by Pfizer to reverse its decision to close its facility at Little Island and, instead, to continue manufacturing at the site is a welcome boost for local economy. It is testament to the commitment of the workforce at Pfizer’s Little Island facility that this decision has been taken. It will come as great news for the employees and their families.
For more than 45 years Pfizer has had a presence in Cork and it has played an important part in the economic development of the region. Over that time the company has provided valuable employment and thousands of Cork people have worked to ensure that Pfizer’s facilities in Cork have been productive and profitable. The decision to secure the jobs at the Little Island facility confirms a continued commitment to its employees and to Cork.
This announcement by Pfizer continues a series of positive developments when it comes to employment in Cork. Since the launch of the Action Plan on Jobs in March 2015 the number of people on the Live Register in Cork has dropped by 23%, more than 10,000 people in Cork have come off the Live Register. Official statistics and decisions like today’s one by Pfizer show that the economy is in recovery. This steady progress must be continued so that we can provide employment opportunities for all those who are continuing to look for jobs.