PerkinElmer Shifting Jobs to Asia; Mulling Technology Acquisitions | GenomeWeb

PerkinElmer has laid off an undisclosed number of employees as it looks to shift its sales focus from Europe to the Asian market, particularly China and India, company officials told BioCommerce Week.

The firm disclosed the layoffs this week in an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. According to that filing, PerkinElmer expects to record a pre-tax restructuring charge of approximately $9 million associated with termination costs in its fiscal second quarter, which ended July 3.

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