12.03.2009

Preparation underway for Bausch & Lomb job cuts in India

Preparation underway for Bausch & Lomb job cuts in India

Indian employees with contact lens company Bausch & Lomb are getting ready for redundancies after it was reported that there would be cuts in Ireland.

Bausch & Lomb is to shut down its plant in Bhiwadi in India, which makes contact lenses and solutions, reports the Democrat and Chronicle.

It said that these jobs will instead be carried out in Greenville and Brazil and would cost 45 positions in India.

Gerald Ostrov, chief executive, was quoted as insisting that the job losses, which extend to its research and development arms, are being carried out on a "highly targeted, selective basis" and were "not indiscriminate "across the board" cuts".

Recently, the Irish Times reported how Bausch & Lomb is seeking voluntary redundancies at its Waterford plant.

It said that 195 workers face redundancy and that the company had expressed regret at this.

Brenda O"Neill-Aari, an employee of 27 years" standing, said that staff were "very worried and upset".

by Alexa Kaczka


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