Sanofi-Aventis's sales force bears brunt of 927 job cuts
This article was originally published in Scrip
Sanofi-Aventisis proceeding with the job cuts that it proposed in June, reducing its sales force by 817 representatives and reducing the number of staff at its headquarters in France by 110. The company announced that it planned to cut more than 380 jobs in Germany in January, again among sales representatives, and cut 330 jobs in October 2006. Sanofi-Aventis said that it was considering cutting 700-800 jobs in its domestic operations in June. The cuts follow GlaxoSmithKline's recent decision to cut 850 R&D jobs in the UK and US (Scrip Online, October 1st, 2008). Sanofi-Aventis employs around 28,000 people in France and around 100,000 globally.