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Pharmaceutical Company Expansion Means 59 New Jobs In RTP

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Eisai Inc.

, a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd., will expand its Research Triangle Park facility, creating 59 new jobs and investing $90 million over the next three years, Gov. Mike Easley announced Monday.

The company plans to add an additional 25 jobs by 2011.

Eisai Inc. is headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., and maintains its only U.S. pharmaceutical production and formulation research and development operations in Research Triangle Park.

The new jobs will include quality control analysts, manufacturing and packaging operators, chemists, engineers and technicians.

While wages will vary by job function, the expected average weekly wage of the new jobs is $1,650 plus benefits, which is significantly higher than the Durham County average weekly wage of $659, plus benefits.

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