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Abbott Cuts 450 Jobs At Its Temecula Plant

Thursday's news means Abbott Vascular has downsized by nearly 1,000 jobs since January 2012.

Abbott Vascular, a large employer in the Temecula Valley, conducted further layoffs Thursday, Patch has confirmed.

The company issued layoff notices to 450 employees at its Temecula plant, "largely as part of previously communicated adjustments," a spokesman for Abbott Vascular said.

"This is a continuation of what we had announced back in January of 2012 in terms of making adjustments to our work force. The specific reasons would be to improve efficiencies and meet the evolving needs of our business," said Spokesman Jonathon Hamilton.

Abbott Laboratories has divisions in pharmaceuticals, medical products and nutritional products. The Temecula location, 41888 Motor Car Parkway, specializes in the company's vascular devices.

In in Temecula. In January 2012, 300 employees were let go.

The 450 positions cut Thursday were all full-time and were primarily in manufacturing and manufacturing support, Hamilton said.

The Temecula plant still employs approximately 2,000 people, he said.

"We plan to continue to maintain operations in Temecula," Hamilton said. "We have great competencies to support new product development and manufacturing of new complex projects."

Arthur Spooner March 02, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Who are we?
Arthur Spooner March 02, 2013 at 06:11 AM
He worked at The Disney Store??
Brenda March 02, 2013 at 09:47 AM
ARTHUR!!! ITS LATE!! Come to bed and cut off the light, set the alarm, get the 357 and get your nice warm body to bed please!!!
Brenda March 02, 2013 at 09:50 AM
****hehehehe**** Spot on, I get that too alot from my all grown daughters and their significant others and friends "mom you rock". Hmm..... as long as its like 80 rock I am THERE! LOL, One Voice, you Rock!! glad you came into this little repertroire(or however you spell it, too darn tired to look up spelling) and set some things straight.
Arthur Spooner March 02, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Are we getting sensitive all the sudden?? I have said time and time again, lets all ride unicorns and sing kumbuya! We can pretend none of this is really happening, but it is.
Arthur Spooner March 02, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Linda, when I said Liberals please open your eyes, it was meant for all the liberals who voted for the liar in office. He does nothing about our jobs problem. He thinks that dealing with amnesty and gay marriage trump jobs. I beg to differ. He diverts your attention to those issues because he does not have a handle on the real issues. He would be better off managing a Big Lots store.
Carl Petersen III March 02, 2013 at 04:00 PM
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2012#Business_people , here is a list of business people who endorsed Obama in the last campaign: Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com[20] Jeffrey Brotman, Founder of Costco[134] Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway[135] Jon Corzine [20] Ari Emanuel, CEO of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment[20] Nathaniel Fick, CEO of the Center for a New American Security[98] Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO[136] David Geffen, cofounder of DreamWorks SKG[20] Berry Gordy, Founder of the Motown record label[137] Steven J. Green, former CEO and Chairman of Samsonite Corporation[91] Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of Stonyfield Farm[138] Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook[139] James Lassiter[21] Kevin Liles, Former executive Vice President of Warner Music Group[140] Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment[137] Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation[141] Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo![142] Mike Medavoy, Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures[137] Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment[21] Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook[143] Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google[144] Russell Simmons, Cofounder of Def Jam[140] James Sinegal, Founder and former CEO of Costco[145] George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management[146] Lots of employers on that list!
American Right March 02, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Diney never hired him. Everyone who knows him for real knows this
Brenda March 02, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Shane my dear, Honey if you read my posts about illegals in our country I state repeatedly that they need to come here LEGALLY. Not that I dont want them here at all and say shoot them. Why do you turn everything that everyone on here around says so badly? I am not sure if you just like adding or making up these things to get someone riled up, if its for attention or still looking for someone to support your rampages? I dont know, who knows, but most everything you say on here is totally misconstrued from what the person you are attacking has SAID or WROTE. Its like you read in Alien or something. Me saying to our "government, policing agencies" to get illegals out of here is our LAW. Its against the law for anyone to enter this country and be "illegal" and our laws say to send them back. Our procedures and laws to become a citizen are very specific and anyone who comes here needs to follow them so that they work here legally, pay taxes legally, and qualify for any benefits from our aid programs legally. If its against the law to swim in Lake Mathews do you see me swimming in there? NO. Even though its beautiful blue water and tempting as hell. Very simple see? Now if they ever opened it up my ole body would be the first one diving in LEGALLY.
Brenda March 02, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Arthur you are spot on here. Arthur Spooner 12:07 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 Its SO true. Its disgusting and obviously I will never understand that if he did not do one darn thing in 4 years, didnt have to be much, just any ole thing, why in the heck did anyone vote for this man again? Seriously 4 yrs is a very long time especially to just ENFORCE laws that are already in place.
Joseph Kelly March 02, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Arthur/Brenda Why are you getting on the presidents 2 yard line? Arthur, "who voted for the liar in office", is there any other kind of politician? By default, if you vote it's for the liar, perhaps not the one who is elected, but a liar nonetheless. You utilitze infamous propaganda tactics by avoiding issues and trying to illicit emotional responses. Which is very good for a message board, but doesn't hold water in reality. And Brenda, don't be so mean to Shane, you just disagree. Now you know that you have, let's say, mis-spoken about minorities? Typed some things that you really didn't' mean, as it were? When it's brought up and you tell someone that they are just fabricating what you've said, well, that doesn't really hold water either. What I am saying is that your (plural) water bags are leaking! Now, unlike Shane, if you and Arthur want to play patty cakes, in bed with a .357, that's your own business.
Brenda March 03, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Joseph, Patty cakes was my way of trying to lighten things up a bit Joseph, just my way. As far as Shane yes, I have finally made a post or two directly to him because he cannot post one single fact filled post for everyone to read and take in. Shane takes someones post and rewrites it, in anger, not answering the question posted, and lashes out. Creating a falseness to defame the other commentor as he did to me. He has called each of us names, or us all in general, or this chair that name, in every single comment etc. I replied to him on two of his posts and the names he calls everyone, and it has nothing to do with bags leaking, its trying to get Shane to realize he would get a better mature informative response in return IF HE GAVE ONE. Without all the demeaning name calling which he comes onto new articles slinging. But of course its like talking to a steroid hyped up fighter to stop fighting.
One Voice March 03, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Shane your take on undocumented workers is laughable, poor and indigent??? These poor and indigent people work as tree trimmers, gardners, roofers, framers, concrete layers and a bunch of other jobs. These poor and indigent workers do not pay taxes, ss, or medicare,they work for cash under phoney SS numbers and generally send their money back to family in another country which contributes nothing to our own Country. They are buying houses, driving new cars, and flooding our emergency rooms to the point of exhaustion. I welcome you to visit Lake Elsinore early in the morning and see for yourself what the poor indigent are doing, the Women don't work, they are out for their morning walk with two little ones in tow and usually pregnant. You are such a bleeding heart for just the opposite of what other Americans want and see, I have to think that you do this just to antagonize other posters, you can't really be that blind to reality, can you? As Brenda said we as American Citizens live within the laws created for us, if you are here illegally then it is up to the Government to enforce the law, just like they did to you and just like they would do to me. If you break the law do you think you or I will go without punishment? You know the answer to that.
Joseph Kelly March 03, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Brenda I understand that you were just having fun Brenda. Furthermore, I appreciate that about you. But really, you get more upset about your differences than may be neccesary? You have a kind heart, why not extend that kindness a bit more? There are many disadvantaged people in this world. And yes they do tax the advantage of others. Does that mean that they should just make themselves scarce and die? Or do we still need to converse about the "surplus population" that Ebenezer Scrooge referenced back in the day? Charity and kindness are not qualities that are over abundant or over taxed. Businesses can still be profitable while the disadvantaged are helped along. The whole point of this blog is about 1000 or so employees that were given their pink slips, whilst Abbott Vascular was making record profits (bank) as we call it. Is patriotism a reality, or a convenient part of the vernacular? Part of being a patriot, in my thinking, is not doing things that would harm your county. Too many businesses are doing just that. Avarice and greed as a guiding principle. It is wrong to begrudge Abbott for making a profit. They employ many Americans and that is a great thing. But relocating to increase your profits, in the name of being a Gobal citizen, is horseshite under any circumstance. Perhaps I'm just jealous of you and Arthor's special relationship. Say hi to the daughters and enjoy a little Bon Jovi
Joseph Kelly March 03, 2013 at 04:43 AM
Brenda "it's like talking to a steroid hyped up fighter to stop fighting", that is a good analogy under any circumstances. I may have underestimated you?
Arthur Spooner March 03, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Joseph, I blame the voters who voted for Obama his first term. The second term was all a big scam and full of voter fraud. The first term was a bunch of feel gooders who thought it would be cool to have our first black president. Never once looking at the big picture to see if he was even capable of the job. He isn't. Never has been. He couldnt run a Taco shop let alone a country. The first term voters caused this damage. It will take decades to fix Obamas damage. HIs very presence is what has hurt the economy. The second he took office, business owners knew it was not going to be good, they started trimming the fat, therefore less jobs, therefore less spenders, created again less jobs. Its a big ugly cycle. I blame Obama voters. He brought too much fear into America and took us down. I am not saying McCain would have been a great President, but he would have brought in less worry and a little more security. So how about this.......all of the Obama voters pay for his damage and the rest of us sit and watch? Oh wait, you are not the working class anyway, how will you do that? Time to take away your EBT!
Arthur Spooner March 03, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I come on here and I see some of the posts that Carl and Shane put up. Man, talk about a war on women! Hypocrisy at its very finest! Not just this article, so many others.
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Arthur Spooner 12:07 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 "He thinks that dealing with amnesty and gay marriage trump jobs." . . If that is a case, why don't you post a quote where he says that?
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "I come on here and I see some of the posts that Carl and Shane put up. Man, talk about a war on women! Hypocrisy at its very finest! Not just this article, so many others." . . Why don't you post some examples?
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "The second term was all a big scam". . . The one that started a little over a month ago?
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "full of voter fraud." . . You keep making that accusation, but still have not explained why Romney conceded the election hours after the polls had closed and before they had even been officially counted. Obviously, their internal polls told them what you refuse to accept.
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "The first term was a bunch of feel gooders who thought it would be cool to have our first black president." . . If it had nothing to do with ideology, explain why Alan Keyes was not elected.
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "The second he took office, business owners knew it was not going to be good, they started trimming the fat, therefore less jobs, therefore less spenders, created again less jobs. Its a big ugly cycle." . . Then explain why the economy was in free fall even before the election.
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "So how about this.......all of the Obama voters pay for his damage and the rest of us sit and watch?" . . Who is going to be held responsible for the damage that Bush caused?
Carl Petersen III March 03, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Arthur Spooner 29 minutes ago "Oh wait, you are not the working class anyway, how will you do that? Time to take away your EBT!" . . I hope you and the rest of your ilk continue to live in your bubble - it makes winning elections a lot easier!
Joseph Kelly March 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Arthur You make quality points, but lack substantive proof for some assertions. "the second term was all a big scam and voter fraud"? Do you know this for a fact, or is this your opinion? Are you sure there are less jobs since President Obama took office? Or is that your opinion? I will say that I watched Meet The Press today and was very disappointed in the sales pitch advanced by President Obama's Economic Council Director, Sperling, same tool, just from a different adminstration. That's what frustrates me, absolutely no one who can be believed in public service. One final point, it's arguable that John McCain has the mental acuity to perform the office of President, but it's beyond any doubt that his selection of Sarah Palin cast a very dark clould over his decision making! The Republican candidate, in this case, really undermined any chance he may have had. Choosing Sarah Palin was just a horrible decision, I'm sure one that he regrets to this day. And if there is any honesty in dialogue, probably one that Republicans regret to this day?
Brenda March 03, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Joseph, Most underestimate me except those who know me. At my age I've done alot, seen alot, schooled alot, worked alot, experienced alot and at some point its too much and its time to relax, enjoy the grandkids, have a nice cup of java :) Try to forget a illness that ravages my body, keep focused on my happiness, my familes. Joseph, I AGREE with you on Abbott and companies like them. INcluding the ones who have dwindled out to other countries and most people don't even notice. IE Reynolds Aluminum years ago in Mexico. Hilton Call Centers in the past 5 years, and on and on. We contribute to agencies who help others, single/young mothers, abuse victims, shelters, women to work, food banks, clothing, whatever is needed in our home town here. Also to many agencies that do work in Mexico, South America, with building homes, churches, schools, clothing, food, water sytems, medical supplies, doctors and nurses without borders. My husband serving in the military, many we know are involved in alot of construction. Our doctor used to fly down materials and the men. We donate to different medical/disease/hospital research/children especially ones that affect our family in some way. I am happy with myself, my daughters, family for anything we can give. If half of these companies we all support by buying their products, or staying in their hotels gave to these agencies it would make a HUGE difference. But instead they take their money and run. :/
Joseph Kelly March 03, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Arthur I checked the employment/unemployment statistics and your are 100% correct. Unemployment peaked in September of 2009. The worst of the number was that of those who became unemployed (beginning with the Lehman Brothers debacle in 2007) 60% of those earned between $14.00 and $21.00 per hour. 58% of the people who have re-entered the workplace since the spike, earn less than $14.00 per hours. In the past 30 years or so the middle class has actually shrunk by 10% and that might not factor in numbers since 2007.
Joseph Kelly March 04, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I know that Reynolds was very big in Jamaica, due to their bauxite production. You are living the dream Brenda, I wish nothing but the best for you, your husband and your entire family. I read something kind of interesting that occured recently in Switzerland (the only country that has greater income disparity than the U.S., at least that I'm aware of). They were preparing a 'golden parachute' delio for some exec. and the population got hold of it, causing the company to re-evalutate their policy. It's good because they named 3/5 top earners as Americans. Perhaps behaviors globally will change because of these type of reproofs? Have a great night.
Vic March 04, 2013 at 04:44 AM
Murietta Patch has posted exactly 6 comments since 10:30am Sunday! This is ridiculous!!! it's now 8:43pm. Way to clean up the comments boys! Just don't post anything.....

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