GE Healthcare reduces staff in Wisconsin

CREATED Nov 23, 2013

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 MADISON -- GE Healthcare is reducing its staff in Wisconsin by 1.5 percent, in a move to help reduce corporate costs.

The Wisconsin State Journal says it's unclear at this point how many positions will be eliminated, but the move it expected to effect the company's operations in Madison.

In a statement, the healthcare giant says they are looking to find alternative roles for people whose jobs are being reduced as part of the measure. Because of this, they say it's not known right now how many people will be out of work as a result of the reduction.

One year ago, GE Healthcare made a similar move to reduce its workforce by 2 percent.

Workers who are unable to be moved into a new job role will be eligible for some benefits, including health care coverage.