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Shire to Relocate More Than 500 Jobs to Lexington, MA

Shire plans to relocate more than 500 positions to Massachusetts from its Chesterbrook, PA, site and establish Lexington, MA, as the company’s US operational headquarters. The transition is a continuation of the company’s “One Shire” efficiency program and will streamline business globally through two principal locations—Massachusetts and Switzerland—with support from a limited number of regional […]
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FDA Wants YOU!

A number of top management positions at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) need to be filled, and Center leaders are looking for experienced industry managers to help rebuild its staff. Many experienced FDAers are ending their careers or taking on new challenges, creating a need for “renewal and replenishment” of the agency, […]
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Going Global: The New Pharma Workforce

Mexico and other emerging markets top the skills gap list By Susan Crowley Finding the right people for the right job might seem an afterthought for big Pharma companies that have cut their US workforce by more than 250,000 in the past 10 years.  But the rush is back on for talent:  the challenge is […]
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Pharma Leads the Pack in July Job Losses

Springtime optimism and the gentle steam of a perceived economic recovery in the US has all but dissipated, with the blanketing heat of deficit politics and a job situation that’s anything but august. In July, the US pharmaceutical industry shed 13,493 jobs, more than any other sector, according to an updated Challenger, Gray & Christmas […]
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Merck to Axe 7,200 Positions

Not much in the way of good news at Merck this morning. The pharma giant announced that it is revising its financial guidelines through 2010, and eliminating 7,200 positions by 2011. The move is expected to save the company $3.8 billion to $4.2 billion through 2013. The layoffs will be staggered throughout different parts of […]
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