Layoffs: Medical device makers cut nearly 1200 jobs in California


Medical device companies have enacted layoffs for nearly 1,200 workers in California since the beginning of July, according to the Golden State’s Employment Development Dept., including some of the biggest names in medtech:

  • Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) cut 284 positions in Fremont and another 171 in San Jose.
  • Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) laid off 269 from its Zimmer Biomet Dental division in Carlsbad and 10 employees from its Zimmer Biomet unit there.


About Peter Coffaro 1426 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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