Sanofi-Aventis - Top 10 Layoffs of 2010

Company: Sanofi-Aventis
Layoffs: 2,500

Scoop: Sanofi stayed near the bottom of this year's list, despite 1,000 more job cuts announced than the previous year. The cuts included shuttering its Great Valley, PA facility and shaving 400 from its sales force, but the largest cuts came in October. The company cut out 25 percent of its Pharmaceutical Operations division, more sales reps and eliminated 300 more from its Bridgewater, NJ facility.

"Given the serious challenges facing our organization and the healthcare industry, it is important to act decisively now so that our organization has greater stability moving forward and that our resources are allocated to our strategic growth priorities," said Gregory Irace, CEO of Sanofi-Aventis U.S./Canada Pharmaceutical Operations.

Recently, sources told Pharmalot that Sanofi sales reps would find out their fate via conference calls: one for those retained and one for those laid off. According to the company, the latest layoffs will keep the sales force at a manageable size until 2013.

Sanofi-Aventis - Top 10 Layoffs of 2010