Medical device makers in California resilient through recession, but hiring remains sluggish

January 7, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Employment in California's medical device industry remains relatively stable during the great recession, according to a report by California Healthcare Institute.

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Medical device makers in California shed fewer than 2% of their workforce over the last 5 years, suggesting that the industry remained relatively resilient during the great recession, according to a new report by the California Healthcare Institute.

The medical device industry shrank from 73,119 employees in 2007 to 71,947 in 2011, a change of about 1.6%.

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