Am­gen lays off about 300 work­ers, cit­ing 'in­dus­try head­wind­s'

Am­gen has laid off about 300 em­ploy­ees, a com­pa­ny spokesper­son con­firmed to End­points News via email Sun­day night.

Em­ploy­ees post­ed to LinkedIn in re­cent days about lay­offs hit­ting Am­gen last week. The Thou­sand Oaks, CA-based bio­phar­ma, which em­ploys about 24,000 peo­ple, said the re­duc­tion “main­ly” im­pact­ed US-based work­ers on its com­mer­cial team.

Drug de­vel­op­ers of all sizes, in­clud­ing small up­starts and phar­ma gi­ants, have let em­ploy­ees go in re­cent months as the bio­phar­ma mar­ket drags through a quar­ters-long win­ter dol­drum.

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