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Philips to lay off hundreds, shift manufacturing operations

Philips to lay off hundreds, shift manufacturing operations

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics will cut 300 manufacturing jobs in Western Pennsylvania and relocate approximately 500 workers from its Pittsburgh headquarters to its two major plants in the nearby suburbs, according to local news reports. 

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2024, the company will move workers to its centers in Murrysville and New Kensington, a move that is expected to take two years, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

The company said it will continue manufacturing through a “third party” outside of the region, but did not provide any more details. The restructuring is expected to leave about 900 jobs remaining in the region.

In April, Philips signed a consent decree with the Food and Drug Administration related to a recall in 2021 of certain respiratory devices that requires, among other things, the company to select and retain an independent expert to conduct inspections at certain facilities for several years.  

The company also in April agreed to pay $1.1 billion to resolve the personal injury litigation and the medical monitoring class action related to the recall. It did not admit any fault. 


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