Displaced Workers Gain New Skills

KANKAKEE, Ill. — 02-08-2018

Curtis Cox adjusts a vial washer during his shift in Kankakee. Curtis is one of 36 skilled workers who participated in CSL Behring’s award-winning, on-the-job training program.

While other companies are making cuts, CSL Behring has increased its workforce in Kankakee by more than 35 percent during the past two years.

To help the company meet this growth, CSL contacted the local Workforce Board to discuss staffing needs and training opportunities. Training funds were secured through the Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant and, in partnership with Kankakee Community College, CSL Behring began retraining workers displaced in the past 24 months.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader driven by its promise to save lives. Focused on serving patients' needs by using the latest technologies, we develop and deliver innovative therapies that are used to treat coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, inherited respiratory disease, and neurological disorders. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn.

CSL Behring operates as one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL limited (ASX:CSL), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 17,000 people, delivering its life-saving therapies to people in more than 60 countries. For more information visit www.cslbehring.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/CSLBehring.

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Maureen Powell, CSL Behring