Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Johnson & Johnson to Eliminate 1,000 jobs in Calif., Ireland and Puerto Rico

Johnson & Johnson will eliminate 1,000 jobs as part of a restructuring.  The Company will shut down factories in Cashel, Ireland, and San German, P.R., and consolidate research and development teams in Fremont, Calif.

The layoffs and closings is part of J&J subsidiary Cordis Corp.'s decision to exit part of the stent business, where it was once a pioneer.  The stent is a tube that can open arteries and restore blood flow, allowing patients to avoid more invasive surgery.

Johnson & Johnson is a holding company.  The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the health care field.  It has more than 250 operating companies conducting business worldwide.  The Company’s operating companies are organized into three business segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices and Diagnostics.

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1 comment:

  1. Competition in the healthcare market is getting fiercer and fiercer.