Medical devices companies in 2012: The year of the layoff

December 31, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Medical devices made a lot of headlines in 2012, and the word "layoffs" was in many of them.

2. Device tax spurs Hill-Rom to lay off 200

Hill-Rom Holdings said it planned to lay off 200 workers, or 3% of its workforce, in part due to the looming medical device tax.

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1. Zimmer axes jobs to cut costs ahead of med-tech tax

Zimmer planned cuts and outsourcing at its Warsaw, Ind., headquarters partially to offset the impending burden of a 2.3% medical device tax.

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