Amgen slashes U.S. workforce

DOWNSIZING—Thousand Oaks-based Amgen is letting around 500 employees go by April 2. The layoffs mainly affect sales staff. Acorn file photoThe pandemic is taking a toll on Ventura County’s largest private employer.
Biotech giant Amgen will lay off around 530 employees from its U.S. workforce by April 2, including 100 or so who work out of the company’s headquarters in Newbury Park, according to a Jan. 28 letter sent to the City of Thousand Oaks.
The job cuts are primarily targeted at the drugmak...

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