NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sigma-Aldrich said in its Form 10-Q filed last week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to eliminate about 80 jobs resulting from an upcoming facility consolidation in Europe. Employee termination costs are anticipated to be around $4 million, while potential asset disposal costs are estimated at up to $12 million. The company said that it expects closure activities to begin in the second half of 2014. Sigma-Aldrich had about 9,000 employees as of Dec. 31, 2013.

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