Merck Will Lay Off 600 Workers in Montgomery County

On top of 650 let go last year.

CBS Philly reports that pharmaceutical giant Merck is laying off 600 employee in Montgomery County:

On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August. The company has already filed notices with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor which says the jobs are being cut in North Wales and Lansdale. County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is disappointed with the news, but says they’re working to help those affected.

“Our workforce development team is already taking the steps necessary to help these individuals get the guidance they need given the decision that the Merck leadership has made,” Shapiro said.

The layoffs reportedly involve mostly sales reps.