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Subsidiary of medical device maker announces layoffs

A subsidiary of a Texas-based medical device company says it is laying off 65 workers this summer at its North Carolina service center

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Monday, February 11, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A subsidiary of a Texas-based medical device company says it is laying off 65 workers this summer at its North Carolina service center.

The Charlotte Observer reports KCI USA has filed notice with the state that the layoffs will impact its service center near UNC Charlotte.

In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the state, affected positions range from data support to order fulfillment representatives.

Company spokeswoman Maggie Fairchild said KCI will continue to employ more than 30 people in the Charlotte area in a work-from-home capacity. Fairchild also said workers at the San Antonio, Texas, location will also be impacted.

KCI is a subsidiary of the privately held medical device manufacturer Acelity Its website says it employs nearly 5,000 people around the world.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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