Am I Next? Mass Layoff at Sanofi Chattem - Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based, Chattem, a subsidiary or Paris, France-based Sanofi pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, has announced a reorganization of their consumer healthcare operations resulting in the permanent layoffs of approximately 180 employees at its Chattanooga, Tennessee facility. According to the company, manufacturing operations will remain in Chattanooga and are unaffected by the transfers.

According to a Sanofi spokesperson, “Sanofi is restructuring the U.S. Consumer Healthcare commercial organization, which includes marketing, sales, R&D and some support functions. Given the ever-changing self-care market, this will allow us to more effectively serve the consumers who rely on our products. We will be rebuilding our Consumer Healthcare commercial operations with new positions based in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Impacted employees will be given the opportunity to apply for the new roles opening in Bridgewater. For those impacted who do not obtain other roles at Sanofi or are not able to relocate, Sanofi will offer separation packages that include cash, continued health benefits, and career transition services.”

Chattem’s portfolio of brands includes such well-known over-the-counter products as Allegra, Gold Bond, Flexall, IcyHot, Rolaids, Sun-In, Pamprin, Dexatrim, Aspercreme, and Selsun Blue

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