Friday, October 8, 2010

The pharmaceutical industry lost 6,000 jobs in September

According to this story on The Day, the pharmaceutical industry lost 6,000 jobs in September. Here are some key snippets:
  • The pharmaceutical industry shed more than 6,000 jobs nationwide last month, as total layoffs in the sector across the United States reached a high not seen since May, according to new numbers released Wednesday.
  • The outplacement consultant Challenger, Gray & Christmas said the 6,069 pharmaceutical jobs lost nationwide in September compares with 255 reductions in August.
  • The pharma sector nationwide has seen 43,334 job losses so far this year.
  • Pharma job losses accounted for 16.3 percent of all layoffs across the United States, according to the statistics.
You can read the full story here.

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