Tampa, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-Bristol Myers Squibb says it is leasing 70,000 square feet of office space on Eisenhower Boulevard, near Tampa International Airport, for its new North American Capability Center.
The pharmaceutical firm says it has a ten year agreement to lease half of a large building. The deal is said to include an option to lease another 60,000 square feet of space.
Bristol Myers Squibb announced a major expansion of almost 600 jobs in Hillsborough County over the summer. Almost 250 workers from information technology to financial services will occupy the center when it opens in January.
The company says most of the jobs will be filled by local people. Those jobs will soon be posted on the web at bms.com/careers.