Medtronic came along and started slashing. Not sure about the sales people or anyone else really besides the Help Desk, but after sending several of their IT management people from their HQ in Minnesota to Mansfield MA to soft soap us and butter up all the IT Help Desk department by acting so friendly, buying us lunch, pizza, you name it, lots of ass kissing, they quickly decided we were disposable and they would lay off all of us and hire more people at their own place.
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I am Jerd Smith, business editor at the Boulder Daily Camera writing a story about Medtronic moving two manufacturing lines from its Louisville facility elsewhere. The company has declined to discuss any potential impact on employment. Would you be willing to discuss layoffs that you're aware of. I can be reached at or at . On a daily deadline for this piece today. Thanks.
Medtronic Covidien merger has and will hit boulder respiratory division with significant RIF. Boulder Surgical division has lost 100 jobs when repair depot closed and moved to Indianapolis. Continued buyoffs and early retirement incentives have been offered to older employees. Aggressive offshoring continues as products transition to Shanghai manufacturing facilities. Continued layoffs in R & D, Operations at RMS and Surgical Divisions. Technology partners from Wypro and SMF have has visa programs suspended.