Pfizer to Cut 6,000 Manufacturing Jobs

Will close eight plants in U.S., Ireland and Puerto Rico by 2015

Pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker, said on May 18 it would eliminate 6,000 jobs worldwide as it restructured manufacturing after buying smaller rival Wyeth last year.

Pfizer Global Manufacturing said it would close eight manufacturing sites in Ireland, Puerto Rico and the United States by the end of 2015 as part of its realignment of the combined networks of Pfizer and Wyeth.

Operations will be reduced at six other plants in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Puerto Rico and the U.S., the company said.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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