Genentech plans to cut 100 jobs at Vacaville plant

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Managers at the Genentech pharmaceutical plant in Vacaville plan to cut 100 jobs, or nearly 13 percent of its workforce, in the coming months as Roche, its Switzerland-based parent company, downsizes in the wake of weak third-quarter sales. Full Story
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LennyJ

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Nov 18, 2010
LOL...imagine that being outsourced again......for cheaper labor.....hello my name is Peggy, yes I can help you, press one for English, press two for English...hello my name is Peggy how can I help you....sorry I have to transfer you.....hello my name is Peggy yes I can help you....press one for English.....press two for English.....hello my name is Peggy yes I will help you....I have to transfer you......sorry way to busy.....have you heard this crap before people?? we have to have jobs here.......now they want to save money because they dont give a crap about the American worker...
John

Danville, CA

#2 Nov 18, 2010
I knew this would happen when the Swiss corporation, Roche, acquired Genentech.

Maybe the government ought to place the American worker on the Endangered Species List.

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
How's that hope and change workin' out for ya'll?
Josh

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2010
This shouldn't come as a surprise. Jobs like these have been leaving California for years now. Maybe if the people here voted for people who actually support business growth they could reverse the trend. But the 2010 election proved that Californians are the stupidest in the nation. Who can blame Roche?
EmptySacs

Sacramento, CA

#5 Nov 18, 2010
More empty houses in Vacaville! When a company this big takes a hit like this, you know the FEDS are in trouble.
Rich B of Vaca

San Pablo, CA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
Na, they won't vote for business growth, they got a job. Unimployment is less that 10% so 90% have a job, a good one.
I incourage every one, find out what you are voting for, take the time to be informed, or if you don't have the time to find out what you are doing, don't vote. I would like to see everybody vote, but only after they know what they are voting (or who) for.
AND, it's not just the layed off worker, he/she no longer pays taxes. The Gov. WILL keep spending soooooo, we will have to pay more tax. If this corrects later, the politician will just have more (of our money) to spend.
Be informed, then vote. If not, stay hove & help your kids with their homework.
AND, if you think it's bad now, wait until moon beam gets going, AGAIN.
Barbi

Vacaville, CA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
John wrote:
I knew this would happen when the Swiss corporation, Roche, acquired Genentech.
Maybe the government ought to place the American worker on the Endangered Species List.
John, I hate to contradict you but believe Roche always owned Genentech.
At any rate, it's a shame. Getting a Genentech was a real coup for Vacaville, and the cornerstone for the development of that entire area - Kaiser, North Point Apartments, etc.
Now they're cutting 100 positions.
Helen

Brisbane, CA

#8 Nov 18, 2010
How's that hope and change workin' out for ya all?

Yup! We can do away with needed hi-tech jobs and and transition into the green-glazing jobs that seem to be all the push by the Dark Side these 'daze'!

Smart! Real smart!

Scams and devious agendas abound.
Barbi

Vacaville, CA

#9 Nov 18, 2010
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
How's that hope and change workin' out for ya'll?
What's scary is our city built a giant foundation out in the business park for Genentech. We cannot afford to lose 100, many of whom are professionals.
Barbi

Vacaville, CA

#10 Nov 18, 2010
EmptySacs wrote:
More empty houses in Vacaville! When a company this big takes a hit like this, you know the FEDS are in trouble.
How about the upscale North Pointe apartment complex out there that was built because of the business development?
They're already, virtually giving away those apartments.
Wilson

Davis, CA

#11 Nov 18, 2010
I wonder if this will affect the Dixon site as well.
Local Guy

Rocklin, CA

#12 Nov 18, 2010
As a local business owner I know first hand how California is anti business friendly. The state is loosing more business and jobs every day to other states (not just abroad)due to Taxes. Nevada sure is benefiting from this.

Intel is just one example of a major company that refuses to build any more in this state. Amazon, the worlds largest on-line retailer won't put any offices or warehouses in this state because of taxes.

These aren't just 100 jobs being lost but 100 VERY well paid jobs.
Lifetime Vaca Resident

Vacaville, CA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
So; Genentech spends millions on expanding thier facility about two years ago and now they are cutting jobs. Real nice!
Aspen

AOL

#14 Nov 18, 2010
Recent election results illustrate that the majority of voters want more of the same--excess government spending, increased entitlements, increased taxes,and more government control. We're already over taxed. Sacramento lawmakers will continue to press for even more taxes which will bankrupt the state. Liberal (progressive) politicians, labor unions, and Democratic voters have a strangle hold on this state. Austerity measures need to be implemented now and it's obvious that trend toward becoming a true socialist state will continue. Most of you will not live long enough to see an improved business climate and a flourishing economy. Smart people are moving to other states.
Mancy

Brisbane, CA

#15 Nov 18, 2010
Genentech I want to thank you for your clot busting drug. It saved my life.
Pappy

Sunnyvale, CA

#16 Nov 18, 2010
Obama haters - like the Bush haters before them - take an unseemly delight in bad news.
EmptySacs

Sacramento, CA

#17 Nov 18, 2010
Barbi wrote:
<quoted text>
How about the upscale North Pointe apartment complex out there that was built because of the business development?
They're already, virtually giving away those apartments.
Absolutely. How much is the rent? lol
EmptySacs

Sacramento, CA

#18 Nov 18, 2010
Pappy wrote:
Obama haters - like the Bush haters before them - take an unseemly delight in bad news.
Oh?
Victor

Vacaville, CA

#19 Nov 18, 2010
Josh wrote:
This shouldn't come as a surprise. Jobs like these have been leaving California for years now. Maybe if the people here voted for people who actually support business growth they could reverse the trend. But the 2010 election proved that Californians are the stupidest in the nation. Who can blame Roche?
This has nothing to do with California, it has to do with Roche acquiring Genentech. Mergers and acquisitions are exactly what pro-business people think is good. Also, part of that philosophy is eliminating the redundant jobs made redundant by the merger, which presumably means that the combined company is more efficient. Meanwhile, the fact that Genentech started from nothing 20 years ago and grew to a world power, right here in California, seems to say something good, not bad, about the climate for business in California.
Victor

Vacaville, CA

#20 Nov 18, 2010
Correction, actually Genentech started more like 35 years ago.

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