Updated March 7, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. with comments from GE Healthcare.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) announced another round of layoffs at its South Burlington, Vt., facility, a move it said is a result of declining demand for health care IT and performance solutions businesses.
The move is the "subsequent action" of layoffs numbering around 50 workers at the same facility last month, GE spokesman Corey Miller told MassDevice.
"We feel it’s important in order to continue driving toward simplicity across both businesses," Miller told us in an email. "GE Healthcare always attempts to minimize impact on jobs before it becomes absolutely necessary."
While unable to provide specific numbers, Miller told us that about 2% of GE’s 600-member health care IT division was axed.
The health care giant will also end the lease on some of its floor space, he said.
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