Merck Will Cut 500 Sales Personnel Staff; The positions are non-union. J&J to cut 300 in Wayne.
Merck, the international pharmaceutical giant, announced mass layoffs that will hit its sales personnel based in suburban Philadelphia.
About 500 people affiliated with Merck's offices in Lansdale and Upper Gwynedd will lose their jobs in permanent reductions in force, the company said in a required letter it filed Wednesday with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
"The roles being eliminated are located across all states; but for administrative purposes, the jobs are ...