BD's investment will brings total company investment in nebraska to $340 million in two years


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BD invests $200m in Nebraska operations creating 300 more jobs

BD invests $200m in Nebraska operations creating 300 more jobs

BD was joined by state and local leaders to announce a $200 million investment in its operations in Nebraska that will create 300 new jobs across the state.

A long-term investment

BD has invested more than $340 million in its Nebraska facilities in the past two years. BD has newly invested in Columbus and previously invested $100 million in its Holdrege facility and over $40 million in equipment, facility upgrades and infrastructure improvements in BD's manufacturing facility in Broken Bow. In Broken Bow, BD is actively involved in Gov. Rickett’s Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI), which connects young Nebraskans to careers in manufacturing and technology.

Ongoing support of growth

“BD has been a part of growing Nebraska since 1949, and today marks yet another historic milestone for the company and its commitment to our state,” said Gov. Ricketts. “With more than 300 diverse job openings across BD facilities in Columbus, Holdrege and Broken Bow, there are many tremendous career opportunities for Nebraska’s skilled workforce.  This is an exciting day for the State of Nebraska and we are grateful to BD for their continued investment as they advance the world of health.”

A vital partnership

Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, so to achieve BD's hiring goal, there will be a strong collaborative effort from organisations and industries across Nebraska. The state will provide programming support and partnership to focus on housing development, workforce training and recruitment, particularly of veterans community and transitioning service members with engineering backgrounds. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development will collaborate with the Nebraska Department of Labor, the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs, the Nebraska National Guard and local and regional education partners to create a pipeline skilled workers who often need a 2-year advanced degree. The Nebraska Department of Transportation is also supporting BD through improvements to the transportation infrastructure around its facilities.

State and company officials signed an official commitment letter for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve that signifies that BD will recruit veterans and recognises BD's commitment to protect the jobs of soldiers in the Reserves and National Guard when they are called to duty.

A team of talented and dedicated people

“The ongoing public-private partnership between BD and the State of Nebraska has been extraordinary and is a testament to the rapid expansion across BD’s footprint in Nebraska,” said Jim Borzi, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer of BD. “The talented and dedicated people of Nebraska, who have made it possible for BD manufacturing operations to thrive for nearly 70 years, are to credit for allowing us to continue to expand and create new and diverse job opportunities. The 300 additional jobs created from today’s investment will drive BD employment across the state to more than 3,000 people and I encourage everyone to help spread the word and come join our growing team.”

Make a difference with BD

If you want to join a company that is making a difference to the lives of people across the globe, join BD. It has a range of roles and positions across the business aimed at advancing the world's health so search and apply today
 

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