Pfizer plans to layoff 71 employees at its Pearl River plant

In the latest cut to its work force, Pfizer plans to lay off 71 employees at its Pearl River plant, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor.

The layoffs include 47 union and 24 non-union employees and will stretch through June 29 of this year. The company cites “restructuring” as the cause of the layoffs.

In May 2010, the pharmaceutical giant announced that it would close all but one division by 2014, cutting 1,250 employees.

In related news, Orangetown Town officials toured the North Middletown Road plant earlier today with members of the Nanuet School Board.

Pfizer is reportedly hiring a real estate brokerage firm to attract a tenant for the plant, according to town officials.

Source: Lohud