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Zimmer cuts 'less than 50' full-time jobs

Zimmer Holdings Inc. today cut “less than 50 full-time” jobs at its Kosciusko County operation, which employed about 1,500 as of Dec. 31.

The Warsaw-based maker of orthopedic implants and other devices has been restructuring the company to position it for “sustained growth,” spokesman Garry Clark said in an emailed statement.

“These programs have enabled Zimmer to increase the productivity of our new product development programs and better meet the needs of our customers,” he wrote.

“As part of these ongoing efforts, the company today implemented certain actions that resulted in employee reductions across its businesses and geographic segments. All affected employees will be supported with a range of severance and outplacement benefits,” Clark wrote.

“Less than 50 full-time employees were impacted by today’s changes in Warsaw.”

The job eliminations were made across corporate and operational functions, but didn’t include Warsaw production workers, Clark added. Zimmer employed more than 9,300 worldwide in more than 25 countries as of Dec. 31.

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