Local

Fridley-Based Medtronic Announces Job Cuts

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 17, 2014
  2. Downtown Cubicle Turned Into Holiday Cabin
  3. Officer-Involved Shooting, Chase Shuts Down I-694
  4. Threats Of Violence Cancel 'Interview' Premiere
  5. WCCO Archives: A 1993 Trip To Cuba

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)– Fridley-based Medtronic announced Thursday morning it’s making some substantial job cuts.

Company officials told the St. Paul Pioneer Press they are laying off about 220 workers from their offices in Mounds View.

That division specializes in making pacemakers and implantable heart defibrillators. Medtronic officials said the layoffs are a part of what they call ongoing “belt tightening” because of weak sales reports.

Medtronic is one of the state’s largest employers with about 8,000 employees.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,356 other followers