Pfizer to lay off more than 1,200 workers

Rockland County's largest employer announced yesterday that it will cut more than 1,200 local jobs over the next four years as part of a worldwide restructuring plan. Pfizer's plan would shut all but

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2014, 7:29 PM

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Pfizer to lay off more than 1,200 workers
Rockland County's largest employer announced yesterday that it will cut more than 1,200 local jobs over the next four years as part of a worldwide restructuring plan.
Pfizer's plan would shut all but one facility, a move Orangetown Supervisor Paul Whalen said would slice the town's tax revenue and hurt the Nanuet School District.
"This will leave a 40-percent hold in their budget if Pfizer Pearl River pulls out completely of the area," Whalen wrote in a statement.
Pearl River will remain a major research hub, but its bio-technology and consumer health care sites will close by 2014, said Chris Loder, a Pfizer spokesperson.
"It's devastating. You can't even explain the feeling behind it," said Kevin Puglia, a 30-year veteran of the company's Pearl River facility.
Pfizer didn't announce when layoffs would begin.


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