Medtronic FIRES 500 Minnesotians

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BLT-g

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 21, 2013
ObamaCare takes its toll.

Taxes go UP employees go down.

Ya gotta love the DFL!!

Keep them taxes HIGH!!
raise taxes on the poor

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 21, 2013
BLT-g wrote:
ObamaCare takes its toll.
Taxes go UP employees go down.
Ya gotta love the DFL!!
Keep them taxes HIGH!!
Obama keep oil sky high, OIL stocks are on a roll!

America what a great country, the rich keep getting RICHER !
BLT-g

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 21, 2013
raise taxes on the poor wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama keep oil sky high, OIL stocks are on a roll!
America what a great country, the rich keep getting RICHER !
Obama IS our guy!!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 May 21, 2013
Wife left the drunk, quick...blame Obama, nanny stater...
Bushwhacker

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 21, 2013
As a fellow liberal, you must state blame President Bush, right?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#6 May 21, 2013
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx... While the official numbers say 500 positions will be eliminated in Minnesota, 160 new jobs have been posted, making the number of cuts closer to 340.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#7 May 21, 2013
It's really sad the company employment is flat, but because your state is dummies, you lose jobs.
P C Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 21, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
It's really sad the company employment is flat, but because your state is dummies, you lose jobs.
Actually, troll-plague, they are laying off 2000 around the country, and as Sanglia posted, they are also hiring in Minnesota. And since you live in a basement in St. Paul, I guess we can include you with the dummies. What are you, 12 years old?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 May 21, 2013
Sorry STOOPID-

Medtronic's current worldwide employee population is approximately 45,000 - relatively flat from the start of fiscal year 2013.
P C Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 21, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Sorry STOOPID-
Medtronic's current worldwide employee population is approximately 45,000 - relatively flat from the start of fiscal year 2013.
This thread is about 500 Minnesotans being laid off. It has absolutely nothing to do with how many employees Medtronic has around the world. But, I wouldn't expect a 12 year old to understand that. I would expect a 12 year old to know how to spell stupid, though. Stay in school, child!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 May 21, 2013
It's really sad the company employment is flat, but because your state is dummies, you lose jobs.
BLT-g

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 21, 2013
A bit simple for the ignorant, 500 employees of Medtronic in Minnesota will be looking for new jobs.

The Minnesota biotech companies warned if the SLAM taxes went into effect to fund ObamaCare they would be reducing headcounts, reducing roduct offerings and other issues could arise.

Now we have wonderful ObamaCare and away we go.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#13 May 21, 2013
BLT-g wrote:
A bit simple for the ignorant, 500 employees of Medtronic in Minnesota will be looking for new jobs.
The Minnesota biotech companies warned if the SLAM taxes went into effect to fund ObamaCare they would be reducing headcounts, reducing roduct offerings and other issues could arise.
Now we have wonderful ObamaCare and away we go.
This is really only the tip of the iceberg.

Why would any medical implant company invest billions in new products if they are simply going to be penalized for making these miracle products?

They are going to refine the current product offering and cut back dreastically on R&D. 500 jobs is nothing. Wait til you see what happens across the board next year with medical device companies after ObamaCare has been implemented.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#14 May 21, 2013
Metronics, St Jude, Boston Scientific, massive job layoffs over the next year. Northern suburbs will have some nice cheap office space available.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#15 May 21, 2013
Like in Mass, with RomneyCare ?? Oh right, nothing changed....

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