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Genzyme to slash 1,000 positions

Worldwide cuts as firm fends off buyer

Genzyme Corp. employs 4,500 in its Massachusetts locations, which include this science center in Framingham. Genzyme Corp. employs 4,500 in its Massachusetts locations, which include this science center in Framingham. (Michael Springer/ Bloomberg News)
By Robert Weisman and Steven Syre
Globe Staff / September 11, 2010

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Genzyme Corp. , the Cambridge biotechnology company fighting a takeover attempt by a French drug giant, said it will eliminate 1,000 jobs, about 10 percent of the workforce, over the next 15 months to save money. (Full article: 832 words)

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