Amgen retrenches despite surge in stock

Growth has been spectacular, but so have the layoffs


EMPLOYER—The company’s corporate headquarters are at 1 Amgen Center Drive in Thousand Oaks.
No private employer has had a greater impact on the city of Thousand Oaks than Amgen.
With 6,000 employees at the company’s headquarters, the drug maker’s footprint in T.O. is pervasive, forged by years of tremendous growth and profitability that saw it expand from a few laboratories into the world’s largest independent biotechnology firm.
“We sort of joke that on every street in Thousand Oaks...

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