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ConsumerWatch: Genentech Expected To Hire 600 New Employees

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) -- Genentech expects to fill nearly 600 new positions this year, many at their South San Francisco headquarters. The Bay Area biotech giant consistently lands on Fortune Magazine's list of top companies to work for.

Positions vary from the expected M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s to IT classifications and salespeople.

The company reported that it has a staggering "785,000 square feet devoted to research, more than 10,000 patents received and 35 medicines on the market."

College degrees are generally required to be considered for employment at Genentech, but a background in biotech is not mandatory.

The company does promote heavily from within so Genentech representatives say that many openings can be attributed to internal promotions. Some current openings pay $70,000 to $80,000 a year but the company reported that "salaries do vary by position."

Anyone interested can go to Genentech's website to check out the company's available jobs.

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