NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer said in its Form 10-Q that it reduced its headcount by 152 employees in the third quarter as a result of a restructuring plan. It also took a pre-tax restructuring charge of $13.2 million in the quarter related to the workforce reduction. The company approved its restructuring plan to realign resources to emphasize growth initiatives, it said, and took a charge of $6.9 million in the Human Health segment, and a charge of $6.2 million in the Environmental Health segment.

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