Medtronic to Slash Some Jobs in the U.S. in Favor of Contractor Overseas

Published: Dec 12, 2016

Medtronic is eliminating lower-skilled jobs in Columbia Heights and shifting the work to an outside contractor whose team will be based in the Philippines.

Overall, Medtronic says it has created more than 500 new jobs in the state since the company moved its legal address to Dublin last year with its acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien and pledged to keep growing here. But executives continue to look for ways to stay competitive.

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