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Biogen Layoffs 2023: What to Know About the Latest BIIB Job Cuts


  • Biogen (BIIB) layoffs are coming for 1,000 of the company’s employees.
  • That’s part of the firm’s new “Fit for Growth” program.
  • The company expects to save $1 billion with this program.
Biogen Layoffs - Biogen Layoffs 2023: What to Know About the Latest BIIB Job Cuts

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Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) layoffs are on the way as the company seeks further profits with its new Alzheimer’s disease drug launch.

This has the pharmaceutical company planning to lay off 1,000 employees, which represents about 11% of its total workforce. These layoffs are part of its “Fit for Growth” program which was announced in the company’s latest earnings report.

The Biogen Fit For Growth program has it aiming for $1 billion in gross operating expense savings. The company expects to put $300 million of these savings into product launches and research and development. That has it expecting $700 million in net operating expense savings by 2025.

Christopher Viehbacher, President and CEO of Biogen, said this about the layoffs:

“We have taken a bottom-up view to shift our resources to the areas of greatest value creation. While we will be making significant investments in our newly prioritized pipeline and new product launches, we will also need to invest less in other areas which are no longer growing. With these changes, I believe that Biogen will be better positioned to maximize its growth opportunities going forward.”

Biogen’s Q2 Earnings

Helping out BIIB stock today is the company’s latest earnings. That includes adjusted EPS of $4.02 per share alongside revenue of $2.46 billion. For comparison, Wall Street was expecting adjusted EPS of $3.76 and revenue of $2.36 billion.

BBIB stock is up 1.1% as of Tuesday morning.

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