More layoffs coming at Medtronic Spine in Memphis |

More layoffs coming at Medtronic Spine in Memphis

Medtronic spinal unit trimming jobs in Memphis, but details are scarce (The Commercial Appeal)

Medical device maker Medtronic is trimming jobs in Memphis, but the extent of cuts is unclear.

Spokesman Victor C. Rocha emailed the following statement Friday:

“Medtronic operates in a highly competitive environment, and transformation is an inherent part of our business. We continually adjust as necessary to deliver operational and functional excellence, drive growth, and strengthen our position for the future in a highly dynamic healthcare industry.

“We recognize the strong work, dedication and quality of the employees. We are providing employee assistance to help reduce the effects of this action. The company is supporting employees as they transition to new employment opportunities.”

Medtronic Spine was reported last fall to have a global workforce of about 5,600, including about 1,300 in the Memphis area.

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