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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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MANUFACTURING
Stryker, the Kalamazoo-based maker of artificial hips and knees, will cut 5% of its global workforce by the end of next year to reduce costs in the face of new fees on device makers required by the U.S. health care law.
The job cuts will reduce annual pretax operating costs by more than $100 million beginning in 2013, when the medical-device excise tax is scheduled to take effect, Stryker said Thursday in a statement. Stryker had more than 20,000 employees as of Dec. 31, according to Bloomberg News data.
Stryker expects to record $85 million to $95 million of the expense in the fourth quarter of 2011.
"These actions are part of our ongoing focus on quality, innovation and cost, and position the company to continue to provide strong, consistent growth in a changing environment," CEO Stephen MacMillan said.

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3 comments:

  1. Here's some more good news in the manufacturing realm... My place just lost 7 not to be replaced managers. and 5 not to be replaced hourly mechanics. Within our system the numbers are worse. A total of over 300 unemployed by Dec 15th. WHY? Slow sales/higher costs for goods/Healthcare costs... Thanks "O"...

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  2. WOW that sucks Bushwack.. I am hearing more and more about people being unemployed.

    We are in trouble and its not getting better.. :(

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  3. Lovely Stryker has a huge facility here in Mahwah (pronounced Maaa- WAAA) NJ.... I drive by it every day.. I'd rather deal with congestion than think more people are losing their jobs. Must be one of those " collateral damage" issues. Oh wait I forgot, its Bush's fault!

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