Posted Oct. 3, 2016 at 3:08 p.m.

Premium Lock Pfizer workers brace for hundreds of layoffs in Rocky Mount

Published: 2016-10-03 15:08:51
Updated: 2016-10-03 15:08:51

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Drug giant Pfizer could begin making hundreds of layoffs at its manufacturing plant in Rocky Mount as early as Tuesday....

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NC's Pharma presence has been in decline for years. Pfizer bought Wyeth back in 2009, letting 400 go in 2010, 400 more in 2013. SmithKlineBeecham bought Glaxo Wellcome where they had annual Christmas layoffs from 2001 to 2014 (they cut 900 in Dec 2014 alone), They dropped the staff at the Zebulon manufacturing plant by over 1000 (though they've added some back since after closing a plant in Puerto Rico). GSK bought Steifel and are moving it to Philadelphia. Biogen laid off 100s last August.
Yep, you're right. No one is entitled to a job, no one is entitled to fair treatment, no one is entitled to any reward whatsoever for loyalty or a job well done. No one is entitled to a non-hostile work environment. No one is entitled to anything except for being called a lazy drug addict when they get laid off. At least if you live in NC....
Ok, good point. Well taken. What would you do instead?
Sorry for those that will be affected. Fortunately NC has a big biotech/Pharma presence that will help to absorb many of these job losses.
It's not Pfizer's problem, it's right from a business standpoint. It's a public company and they shouldn't maintain staff that they do not need. It is unfortunate for those that will be affected, but that's how businesses work people. I am sure there are some poor performers than need to be taken care of anyhow. Remember, no one is entitled to a job
This is standard practice for Pfizer. For 20 years they've been buying companies and gutting them. The next thing they plan to move their corporate headquarters to Dublin to avoid US taxes.
THIS IS SO BAD THE HOLIDAYS ARE ALMOST HERE AND NOW YOU WANT TO TAKE JOBS AWAY FROM PEOPLE YOU ARE ALSO TAKING AWAY FROM FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WILL SUFFER PFIZER YOU ARE HEARTLESS WHEN YOU SIT DOWN TO EAT YOUR 6 COURSE MEAL THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN THAT WILL HAVE TO EAT ONLY WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD AND NOT WHAT THEY WANT
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