This isn’t sounding so good, either. Shire is moving its Pennsylvania site, relocating people to the main campus in Lexington, Massachusetts, but now it appears that quite a few of them won’t be making the trip:
The biotech filed a WARN letter with the state of Pennsylvania outlining plans to downsize its operations at its Chesterbrook, PA, campus by up to 600 staffers, but has yet to determine who will go to Massachusetts and who will face the ax.
The Shire letter, sent in late January by a company lawyer named Lawrence Borska, says that the company is starting to transfer jobs from its Chesterbrook, PA, facilities to the Lexington, MA, headquarters this month and will continue for the next year. An “anticipated mass layoff” is expected to begin in a matter of weeks.
More details as they come out, but generally speaking, a WARN letter is the real thing.