Layoffs: Smith & Nephew cuts 80 in Memphis orthopedics arm

December 14, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Smith & Nephew eliminates 80 positions as it combines its Memphis-based orthopedic branch with its Mass.-based endoscopy branch.

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Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) laid off 80 employees following the merger of its Andover, Mass.-based endoscopy unit and its Memphis, Tenn.-based orthopedic reconstruction unit, according to a report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The British orthopedic giant announced that it would combine the two units in July, alongside the resignation of Memphis-based orthopaedic reconstruction president Joseph DeVivo.

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