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Abbott Cuts 450 Jobs At Its Temecula Plant

Thursday's news means Abbott Vascular has downsized by nearly 1,000 jobs since January 2012.

Abbott Vascular, a large employer in the Temecula Valley, conducted further layoffs Thursday, Patch has confirmed.

The company issued layoff notices to 450 employees at its Temecula plant, "largely as part of previously communicated adjustments," a spokesman for Abbott Vascular said.

"This is a continuation of what we had announced back in January of 2012 in terms of making adjustments to our work force. The specific reasons would be to improve efficiencies and meet the evolving needs of our business," said Spokesman Jonathon Hamilton.

Abbott Laboratories has divisions in pharmaceuticals, medical products and nutritional products. The Temecula location, 41888 Motor Car Parkway, specializes in the company's vascular devices.

In in Temecula. In January 2012, 300 employees were let go.

The 450 positions cut Thursday were all full-time and were primarily in manufacturing and manufacturing support, Hamilton said.

The Temecula plant still employs approximately 2,000 people, he said.

"We plan to continue to maintain operations in Temecula," Hamilton said. "We have great competencies to support new product development and manufacturing of new complex projects."

Brenda March 03, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Joseph, Most underestimate me except those who know me. At my age I've done alot, seen alot, schooled alot, worked alot, experienced alot and at some point its too much and its time to relax, enjoy the grandkids, have a nice cup of java :) Try to forget a illness that ravages my body, keep focused on my happiness, my familes. Joseph, I AGREE with you on Abbott and companies like them. INcluding the ones who have dwindled out to other countries and most people don't even notice. IE Reynolds Aluminum years ago in Mexico. Hilton Call Centers in the past 5 years, and on and on. We contribute to agencies who help others, single/young mothers, abuse victims, shelters, women to work, food banks, clothing, whatever is needed in our home town here. Also to many agencies that do work in Mexico, South America, with building homes, churches, schools, clothing, food, water sytems, medical supplies, doctors and nurses without borders. My husband serving in the military, many we know are involved in alot of construction. Our doctor used to fly down materials and the men. We donate to different medical/disease/hospital research/children especially ones that affect our family in some way. I am happy with myself, my daughters, family for anything we can give. If half of these companies we all support by buying their products, or staying in their hotels gave to these agencies it would make a HUGE difference. But instead they take their money and run. :/
Joseph Kelly March 03, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Arthur I checked the employment/unemployment statistics and your are 100% correct. Unemployment peaked in September of 2009. The worst of the number was that of those who became unemployed (beginning with the Lehman Brothers debacle in 2007) 60% of those earned between $14.00 and $21.00 per hour. 58% of the people who have re-entered the workplace since the spike, earn less than $14.00 per hours. In the past 30 years or so the middle class has actually shrunk by 10% and that might not factor in numbers since 2007.
Joseph Kelly March 04, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I know that Reynolds was very big in Jamaica, due to their bauxite production. You are living the dream Brenda, I wish nothing but the best for you, your husband and your entire family. I read something kind of interesting that occured recently in Switzerland (the only country that has greater income disparity than the U.S., at least that I'm aware of). They were preparing a 'golden parachute' delio for some exec. and the population got hold of it, causing the company to re-evalutate their policy. It's good because they named 3/5 top earners as Americans. Perhaps behaviors globally will change because of these type of reproofs? Have a great night.
Vic March 04, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Murietta Patch has posted exactly 6 comments since 10:30am Sunday! This is ridiculous!!! it's now 8:43pm. Way to clean up the comments boys! Just don't post anything.....

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