Merck to Fire 8,500 Workers in R&D Shift That Will Reduce Costs

Merck to Fire 8,500 Workers in R&D Shift That Will Reduce Costs

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The 8,500 jobs to be eliminated are in addition to the 7,500 positions Merck has already announced, the Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said in a statement today.