GlaxoSmithKline to close Sligo lab with the loss of 165 jobs

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    Pharmaceutical giant “GlaxoSmithKline” (GSK) announced that it is to shut down its operations in Sligo, with the loss of 165 jobs.
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Pharmaceutical giant “GlaxoSmithKline” (GSK) announced that it is to shut down its operations in Sligo, with the loss of 165 jobs.

After working in the region for more than 40 years, the British GSK announced the loss of jobs, which will take place over the next three years.

The company told employees in the laboratories of the Stiefel his proposal for gradual reduction of production at the production site on skin care.

It is clear that the proposal to decommission the site, which was first opened in 1975, by the end of 2021.

GSK said that the site was delivered significant improvements in cost and efficiency.

“However, the demand for products produced on the farm do not grow in line with previous expectations, due to high competition in the market in which we operate, making our current business model is unacceptable,” he added.


Local TD Tony McLoughlin was disappointed at the closure. Photo: Tom Burke

“We have not made this proposal lightly. We have carefully analyzed a range of alternatives for site Sligo, none of them possible without significant additional investment.”

The company said that its main priority at present is to support highly qualified specialists working on the site through this period.

“We understand the impact of this proposal on our employees, their families and the local region”, – said in a statement. –

Manufacturing sites of GSK in cork and Dungarvan and commercial operations in Dublin do not understand, are affected by this proposal.

Fin Gal local TD Tony McLoughlin spoke about his disappointment with the company’s decision to withdraw from the area and promised to help families.

“I applied to the Department of entrepreneurship and innovation this morning, who informed me that the main concern of the Department for workers and their families directly affected by this development,” he said.

While he believes that many of the affected employees remain in their jobs during the wind down, he said that the government will do everything possible to ensure that the source of new jobs for the region.

“The Minister of employment and social protection is aware of the situation and we will do everything possible to help these workers transition and find new employment opportunities when the time comes,” he said.

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