Amgen has notified about 150 of its Longmont-Boulder, Colo., employees that their jobs will be eliminated Aug. 1, according to The Denver Post.
"It was a decision we made locally to align with our current manufacturing demands at the Colorado site," said Amgen Colorado spokeswoman Diana Sherman-Palmer. "The positions were eliminated to maximize our manufacturing process."
Sherman-Palmer said Amgen employs about 850 in Longmont and Boulder. She said the jobs being cut are support positions for manufacturing, business services, quality control, facilities and engineering.
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