Roche adding 250 positions to Budapest SSC

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Swiss healthcare company Roche will add 250 positions at its shared service center in Budapest this year, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said, according to origo.hu. 

The government is providing HUF 104 million in training support for the new hires, Szijjártó noted. He said the government has ordered a new drug from Roche to treat COVID patients. The drug could arrive within days, making Hungary one of the first countries in the world to use the medicine, he added. 

Martin Kikstein, the managing director of Roche's local services unit, said the decision to expand the SSC is an acknowledgment of local competency. The SSC's close to 1,500 staff do business with partners in 60 countries, he added. 

He said Roche seeks to be a partner in healthcare with Hungary, noting that the company donated almost HUF 370 million in medicines here last year. The Roche SSC in Budapest, established in 2006, is the biggest of the company's three around the world.

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