LifeNet Health to add More than 160 Jobs in Virginia Beach

Friday, May 29, 2015

​LifeNet Health, a Virginia Beach-headquartered provider of transplant solutions, announced plans to hire more than 160 people in 2015.  Virtually all of these positions will be housed in the organization’s three Virginia Beach facilities and will help to ensure that the need for donated tissues continues to be met.

The company’s growth is fueled largely by increased demand for its innovative bio-implants, which are being made more widely available both domestically and internationally.

"LifeNet Health serves as a major employer and leader in efforts to grow the city's biomedical industry cluster," stated Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr.  "The City of Virginia Beach is fortunate to have created a pro-business environment that allows industry to expand their workforce to meet company goals and objectives." 

“The growth and success of LifeNet Health is a great example of Virginia’s strengths in bioscience,” said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. “We are poised to leverage our assets and take advantage of the tremendous opportunities in the bioscience sector to create more jobs and build a new Virginia economy. Innovations in areas such as regenerative medicine have the potential to help many thousands of people and be powerful engines of economic development in the Commonwealth.”

By the end of 2015, LifeNet Health will employ nearly 900 people, representing a 54 percent increase since 2010.  Growing its workforce is an extension of LifeNet Health’s mission of saving lives, restoring health, and giving hope. 

The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of more than 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi Magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.

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