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Report: Kinetic Concepts lays off 300 more

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 1:30pm
Mass Device

Wound care company Kinetic Concepts Inc. announces another 300 cuts to its U.S. workforce, bringing the total for the year to more than 425.

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Kinetic Concepts this week announced that it was planning to cut 300 jobs across the U.S., marking the second round of layoffs this year for the privately owned wound-care giant.

That brings KCI's layoff total for 2012 to more than 425, joining cuts announced earlier this year when the company was looking to re-shape itself after the $6.3 billion buyout in 2011.

The latest cuts represent about 5% of Kinetic Concepts' remaining workforce, which numbers about 6,000, spokesman Mike Barger told MassDevice.com in an emailed statement.

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