Glucose-Monitoring Leader Expands in Mesa

by RaeAnne Marsh

With demand for Dexcom’s newest product soaring and the company’s stock price at an all-time high, the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes has begun hiring to fill more than 100 competitive-wage jobs at its manufacturing facility in Mesa, which currently employs over 400 people, and will continue to hire throughout 2018 with the likelihood of more than 200 jobs available across all functions. 

The Mesa site opened in April of 2017 with a handful of employees, and has grown tremendously. Says Allyson Aabram, senior manager of talent acquisition at Dexcom, “Initially, we hired for technical and patient support roles, to staff our care center. In the later part of 2017, we shifted focus to build our manufacturing staff. Presently, we have nearly 500 employees onsite and expect to hire around 200 more by the fall. In fact, our manufacturing footprint is continuing to expand in Mesa, as we plan to add second manufacturing suite.”

Mesa, she explains, was chosen for its proximity to San Diego as well the positive business climate within the State of Arizona. Additionally, it offers the benefits of affordable real estate and an available workforce.

Dexcom is a market leader in the United States, providing continuous glucose monitoring devices for patients with Type 1 diabetes. “There are around 3 million people on intensive insulin therapy in the United States alone who could take advantage of Dexcom’s technology,” Aabram says. Dexcom’s technology syncs directly with a patient’s smartphone device and provides glucose-level data every five minutes, and emits an audible alert when levels are too high. Adds Aabram, “The value extends to up to five friends and family, who can receive the patient’s information in real time.”

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