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GE Healthcare moving Life Sciences unit to Massachusetts; hundreds of jobs could be affected

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GE Healthcare's Life Sciences division is in the process of moving its U.S. headquarters from Piscataway to Massachusetts, a spokesman for the company said Wednesday. He added that it is not clear at this time how many of the approximately 400 employees in New Jersey will be affected, but GE Healthcare issued a WARN notice for 218 positions.

“Some positions will be relocated to Massachusetts, some positions may remain as remote employees, some positions will be made redundant and some positions — including some remote and field-based roles — will be unaffected,” Benjamin Fox, the spokesman, said Wednesday. “… Until we have spoken individually with all employees and made business decisions accordingly, how many total positions in each of these groups cannot be known.”

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He added that more details on the headquarters move “will be available once they are finalized,” but that the new headquarters would create jobs and economic activity in Massachusetts.

GE Healthcare Life Sciences provides expertise and tools for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Fox said the company will maintain its South Plainfield facility and Livingston radiopharmacy.

WARN notices normally cover mass layoffs or facility closings as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1989.


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Eric Strauss is the Managing Editor of NJBIZ. He has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as for a number of websites. You can contact him at erics@njbiz.com.

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