Merck to eliminate 1,800 American jobs nationwide

 Merck to lay off 1800 nationwide

Merck & Co. says it will slash 1,800 sales representative jobs nationwide and create a new sales team as part of a restructuring effort, the company announced recently.

“This is part of ongoing prioritization efforts, and the ebb and flow of our business means that at the same time we’re eliminating certain U.S. jobs, we’re also adding new U.S. jobs in growth areas,” Merck spokeswoman Claire Gillespie said in an email.

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