McFadden hopeful Alkermes workers will find locally after company confirms lay-offs

Athlone Senator Gabrielle Mc Fadden says she hopes that the people who will be laid off from Alkermes over the next six months will be able to find employment locally.

The Fine Gael Senator was speaking in the wake of the announcement of the redundancies by the pharmaceutical company yesterday.

A statement from the company says the job losses come in light of changes in their product portfolio, including those as a result of increased generic competition.

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Senator Mc Fadden says she hopes these losses will not be followed by any more, and that the people should have a good chance of finding other similar employment locally…