NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific took charges totaling $31.0 million during the first half of 2013 associated with a reduction in headcount of approximately 655 employees, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed on Friday.

In the second quarter, the company took charges of $12.8 million associated with a reduction in headcount of 340 employees, though it is unclear when the headcount reductions occurred.

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