Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a four-part series on regional hot spots for life sciences employment. Additional installments will appear in the May 14, July 9, and October 29 issues. The next article will focus on the San Francisco Bay area.
Boston Area Life Science 12-Month Hiring Intent

Please come to Boston," pleads the singer. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms in the Boston area sing the same tune as they woo prospective employees to fill jobs at all levels. Ernst & Young reported in 1999 that New England had more biotech firms than the San Francisco Bay area.1 Massachusetts alone claims more than 240 biotech and pharmaceutical firms, most of which are located in the corridor extending west from Boston to Worcester along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The life science job market is expected to continue to grow this year, with large organizations and small startups seeking even...

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