- (Leinster Leader via NewsPoints Desk)

Laid off Pfizer staff return as contractors - (Leinster Leader via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Pfizer staff in County Kildare, Ireland, are returning to work on a contract basis after having been made redundant, reported the Leinster Leader.
  • The company, which operated as Wyeth prior to being being bought by Pfizer, operates the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the county and is in the process of a job cutting programme, announced two years ago.
  • Company representative Karen O’Keeffe said that people are exiting the company as part of the programme of redundancies announced in 2010.
  • “This process is being worked through and it is not easy for people. This is why people are leaving, there is nothing new in this,” she added.
  • O’Keeffe declined to comment on the numbers being made redundant on a week by week, or month by month basis.
    She also said that the number of people returning to work for contractors is not large.

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