CDER Hiring Is Booming: Flexibility Of Remote Work During Pandemic Helps Drive Numbers, Cavazzoni Says
Employment totals have also been aided by a (surprisingly) low attrition rate during the pandemic and CDER’s full use the ‘Cures’ authorities; 20% of CDER’s workforce has been hired under Cures.
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