Amgen Announces HQ, Rhode Island Job Cuts; Buyout Reduces Planned Layoffs;
Company Mum on Mayor’s Talk of ‘Minimal’ Layoffs Within South San Francisco
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Amgen last week announced it would lay off 675 of about 8,300 workers at its Thousand Oaks, Calif., headquarters campus, and another 450 of 1,600 workers at its manufacturing plant in West Greenwich, R.I., and 375 workers scattered across the US and Puerto Rico.

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