Medtronic (www.medtronic.com) have annoucned plans for wordwide cuts in their staffing. Up to 1,100 jobs worldwide are expected to go, which is almost 3% of it’s workforce. Thankfully this comes with a good note for Jobs in Galway , as Medtronic are moving their endovascular manufacturing operation from Santa Rosa, California, USA to Galway . The endovascular division makes stent grafts to treat aortic abdominal aneurysms. It is also moving some of it’s operations (diagnostic and cardiac rhythm disease management) to Holland.
Medtronic specialises in medial technology for chronic diseases. They manufacture products and therapies and services to alleviate pain and enhance peoples lives. Each year over 6 million people world wide use Medtronics services in the treatment of heart disease, diabetes and vascular illnesses.