Mylan has announced that they will be laying off more than 400 people, which is around 15% of their workforce in Morgantown.
They say these layoffs will primarily be in operations.
Mylan says that after the layoff they will still be of the largest employers in West Virginia with around 3,000 employees.
Mylan released the following statement:
We believe our plant in Morgantown is one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the world. As the industry has changed and regulatory expectations have continued to evolve, we’ve realized that our Morgantown plant needed to be rightsized to be less complex. The right-sizing is consistent with discussions we are having with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is necessary in order to position the site as best we can for continued operations.
Governor Jim Justice also released the following statement late Friday evening:
“I am deeply saddened by the news today detailing layoffs at Mylan Pharmaceuticals in Monongalia County,” said Gov. Jim Justice. “We are immediately going to marshal all of the state’s resources into that area to provide any assistance we can for those affected employees.”
“At the same time we’re also respectful that Mylan has been one of the largest employers in the state, and we hope they will remain one of our top employers. I am happy to hear they’re keeping their research and development operations here and we hope they will see the goodness and opportunities that West Virginia presents and that in the future they will be able to build on that and add to their workforce in our state again.”
“Mylan’s employees are great workers and represent the heart and soul of West Virginia and we want to reach out and try to present to them opportunities that will incentivize them to stay, live, work and grow their families in our state.”
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.