St. Jude's Plano unit still growing

Success with three recently released medical devices has led to St. Jude's (St. Paul, Minnesota) operating unit in Plano, Texas, to expand and hire additional staff. The company's Neuromodulation Division, which is currently home to 600 of the unit's 1,190 employees, added about 230 workers last year, and it plans to continue to grow at that level for the foreseeable future, said Chris Chavez, president of the St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division.

About half of the jobs being created this year will consist of engineers, scientists, clinical and other administrative staff working out of Plano. The other jobs will be in sales and clinical support scattered throughout the country.