Biotech Coronavirus

The Pandemic Hasn’t Slowed Hiring at Local Biotech and Tech Companies

What does it mean to be part of the “quaranteam?”

If you got hired last year at Constellation Pharmaceuticals, but no one has yet met you face-to-face, you’re on it.

The Cambridge company is developing an array of drugs to treat cancer, and it hired about 75 people over the course of 2020. Brenda Sousa, chief human resources officer, says she expects this year’s hiring to run at about the same rate. But as the quaranteam has grown, the company has been increasingly open to hiring people outside of Massachusetts, Sousa says; some will be expected to relocate as the pandemic wanes, but others will stay where they are “due to the nature of their roles.”

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