Reduced hiring levels in Outsourcing and Services sector offset by modest gains in Pharma/Biotech and Medical Device.
Overall global hiring within the ZRG Life Science Index was up 3.7% for the quarter, finishing at a 79.1 level, the second highest level over the last 8 quarters.
Pharma had its highest hiring level in the history of the index (Q2 2010) while the Medical Device sector reversed on two straight quarters of declines by posting a 6.8% rise in hiring. Outsourcing and Services was the only sector with a quarterly decline in hiring activity but remained at near a three year high
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