Boston Scientific’s chief executive says it may actually add jobs in Massachusetts

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A day after disclosing it will shed 1,500 jobs worldwide, Boston Scientific Corp.’s leader said Thursday that the Natick medical device maker will probably add employees in its home state.

Most of the cuts included in the two-year restructuring—Boston’s Scientific’s third streamlining move since 2011—will be made at manufacturing plants around the globe, chief executive Michael F. Mahoney said in a interview after the company posted its third-quarter financial report. Because Boston Scientific does not make any products in Massachusetts, the workforce here will be largely unscathed, he said. The company has about 2,000 employees in the state, at its Natick headquarters, a campus in Marlborough, and a warehouse in Quincy. It employs about 24,000 people worldwide..

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