Amid Reorganization, Sandoz, Inc. Eliminates 100 Jobs  
12/19/2012 7:52:12 AM

As part of a reorganization, Sandoz is eliminating 104 jobs in the US, specifically from its New Jersey operations that are engaged in development and commercial activities, according to a spokeswoman, who confirmed some details from a state notice about the job cuts. The cuts amount to 5 percent of the US workforce, which currently numbers more than 2,000, according to the spokeswoman for Novartis (NVS), which owns the Sandoz generic drugmaker. About 24,000 people work for Sandoz worldwide. The spokeswoman says Sandoz is transferring some development work from its East Hanover, New Jersey, site to other locations, while also streamlining North American commercial operations. “We believe these changes will make us more competitive, and have identified several areas where we will simplify and reinvest, with a focus on strengthening the organization,” she says.