Mylan eliminates more than 400 positions at West Virginia plant: 3 notes

Mylan Pharmaceuticals laid off more than 400 employees at its manufacturing plant in Morgantown, W. Va. April 20, reports the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Here are three things to know.

1. The decision slashes 15 percent of the company's workforce in West Virginia. About 3,000 people will remain employed.

2. A majority of the affected employees work in jobs related to operations.

3. Mylan said the layoffs were because the plant "needed to be rightsized and less complex," after having a discussion with the FDA. Mylan did not specify the details on the discussion with the federal agency.

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