Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Kreisfreie Stadt; Rheinhessen-Pfalz; Rheinland-Pfalz
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Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
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US-American pharmaceutical company AbbVie is to cut 200 jobs until 2016 at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. As reported, the restructuring is to affect the production sector where 600 people are employed. Job cuts are due to ending contracts for several productions and a low production volume of two HIV drugs. 65 people shall leave the company voluntarily this year.
The president of the works' council was surprised by the amount of the job losses, but a spokesman of the company assured that they are to be implemented in a socially acceptable manner avoiding operational dismissals.