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Nephron CEO Talks To Wall Street Journal About Nephron Hiring Push

January 13, 2021

"Some industries are outperforming the broader services-based economy. December job postings exceeded last year’s levels in loading and stocking, construction and manufacturing, according to Indeed. Strength in those sectors likely reflects heightened demand for goods purchased online and new homes.

"The pandemic boosted business at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. The West Columbia, S.C., drug manufacturer started producing and selling hand sanitizer to hospitals and companies during the pandemic. 

"At the end of last year, the 2,000-person company added a few hundred employees in biology, warehousing and shipping. It needs to fill 300 job openings as it builds out new warehousing and production space, said Chief Executive Lou Kennedy.

"'Our industry is quite different from others,' said Ms. Kennedy, because unlike dining out, health care is essential for many Americans. 'Maybe you don’t go out and buy a new set of tires, but you definitely want to breathe and stay alive.'"

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