Press release: “Bloomington’s Catalent to Hire 1,000 New Employees at Wages an average of $32 an Hour, and Invest at Least $350 Million”

Editor‘s note: This press release has been updated to fix an error the city made. Wages won’t be 32-dollars or more, but an average of 32 per hour, according to a city spokesperson.

The City of Bloomington sent the following press release to the Bloomingtonian Thursday: 


April 21, 2022

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor

[email protected] or 812-349-3406

Bloomington’s Catalent to Hire 1,000 New Employees at Wages of $32 an Hour or More, and Invest at Least $350 Million

Bloomington, Ind.–This morning brought very exciting news: Catalent Pharma Solutions has formally signed an agreement to bring a $350 million expansion to Bloomington, including at least 1,000 new high-quality jobs paying an average of $32 per hour.

Thank you to the Bloomington City Council; City staff; and our partners, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, members of the Economic Development Commission, representatives and staff at the County, and other local economic development partners. Each of them helped bring a brighter future to Bloomington by shaping and steering this opportunity.

Catalent’s expansion along with the vitality of our region’s other established life sciences manufacturers will support healthy growth for our whole community. This is an historic win for the people of Bloomington and the entire region.

“We sincerely appreciate the chance to work with an employer of this caliber who is choosing to make the largest investment in technology, equipment, and new high-wage jobs in our recent history,” said Mayor John Hamilton.

Read the full Catalant press release at


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