‘We Need A Workforce Now’: A Collaboration To Meet Houston’s Fast-Growing Biotech Demand
The life sciences industry is continuing to grow in the greater Houston area. But while the city is on the verge of becoming a leader in this multitrillion-dollar industry, it faces a serious lack of biotech workers to meet demand.
Biotech companies like Lonza, which initially had a smaller footprint in Houston, have experienced unprecedented expansion in the past few years. This has led to workforce challenges like needing skilled workers to fill entry-level positions.
Lonza Houston Development Services and Education Outreach Chair Maria Ruocco said that it’s not always easy to find suitable candidates for biotech companies.