Pfizer to Cut 275 Michigan Jobs

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Pfizer (New York, NY) announced plans to restructure staff at its Kalamazoo, Michigan, facility, leading to an estimated job cut of 275 by the end of the year.

Kalamazoo, MI (July 14)-Pfizer (New York, NY) announced plans to restructure staff at its Kalamazoo, Michigan, facility, leading to an estimated job cut of 275 by the end of the year. The cut will reduce the number of employees at this plant to 2500.

“We are creating a more-streamlined operation, improving our flexibility, and lowering our costs,” said company spokesman Rick Chambers in a prepared statement. “We operate in a highly competitive and constantly changing environment, and we have to adapt to that.”

The last cut in Kalamazoo was in 2003, when 1200 jobs were released, soon after the company had purchased Pharmacia. Last year, Pfizer announced it would close both the Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo human health research and development facilities, but only the Ann Arbor plant was closed, which led to the release of 2700 jobs.