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These Companies Have Reduced Headcount Over 5 Years (Thoratec)

  8. Thoratec    

8. Thoratec

 

Thoratec, based in Pleasanton, California, makes left ventricle assist devices for patients who are suffering from advanced heart failure.

In the five-year time period of the report, the sale of a business unit resulted in the reduction of 179 positions, which brought overall employment at Thoratec to 1,030 as of 2013.

Source: Evaluate Medtech
Image Credit: Thoratec Website

   

CORRECTION: The publishers of the report on which the slideshow is based - EvaluateMedTech - previously described these companies as firers. They have amended the report to reflect that headcount have been reduced in these companies. That could be because of workers being fired, but also sale of business units or other reasons that can cause headcount to shrink.

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