Pfizer’s employment rate in Flanders is impressive, to say the least. In 2010, the company had 1,237 working in Puurs. Today, this figure is up by around 900, reaching 2,100 in total. “If you also count the number of replacements of people that have left the company, we have actually hired more than 1,000 people over the past 6 years,” explains Jan Beumer, HR Director at Pfizer in Puurs.
“In March 2017, we started looking for 100 new employees,” Beumer continues. “These not only included technical profiles, but also managers, project engineers, pharmacists and laboratory researchers and technicians. Today, we’ve found all this talent, but we are looking for yet another 100 people. This time, we’re mainly searching technicians with degrees in electromechanics, technical maintenance and automation.”