Another round of layoffs have been put into effect at Abbott Vascular in Temecula, it was announced this week.
According to company spokesman Jonathon Hamilton, the layoffs were the result of an effort to “improve efficiencies in its vascular work force and to better meet evolving business needs” that first began in January, 2012.
“At that time we said that there would be several hundred employees in Temecula impacted over the course of the year. A couple hundred positions in Temecula were impacted (Thursday), primarily as part of the previously communicated adjustments from January,” Hamilton said by email.
The Pharmaceutical manufacturing giant laid off 300 workers Jan. 25 at the Temecula plant where vascular implants are made.
Hamilton said that the types of jobs lost in this round of layoffs were in manufacturing.
According to Hamilton, employees who have been impacted by the layoffs have been offered assistance that includes “consideration for vacant positions within Abbott facilities; severance benefits, including pay and benefits; outplacement assistance in finding new positions outside of the company.”