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Pfiz­er lays off hun­dreds of US sales rep as few­er in-per­son meet­ings ex­pect­ed to re­main per­ma­nent

Pfiz­er is cut­ting its US sales staff to ad­just to the per­ma­nent shift to dig­i­tal pro­mo­tions and away from in-per­son meet­ings. It plans to elim­i­nate a few hun­dred sales force po­si­tions, but at the same time, will add back about half that same num­ber of jobs in new­ly cre­at­ed po­si­tions that will en­gage with HCPs in the ways they want go­ing for­ward.

In a state­ment, a spokesman said Pfiz­er is “evolv­ing in­to a more fo­cused and in­no­v­a­tive bio­phar­ma com­pa­ny, and evolv­ing the way we en­gage with health­care pro­fes­sion­als in an in­creas­ing­ly dig­i­tal world. There will be some changes to our work­force to en­sure we have the right ex­per­tise and re­sources in place to meet our evolv­ing needs. We val­ue the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions of our em­ploy­ees, and any im­pact­ed col­leagues will be ap­pro­pri­ate­ly sup­port­ed through this tran­si­tion.”

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