MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it is cutting nearly half of its workforce in Milwaukee.
The company said Thursday it is eliminating about 43 of 100 jobs at its Milwaukee location.
Thermo Fisher makes laboratory reagents and performs product development in Milwaukee. A company spokesman says the work is being transferred to other Thermo Fisher locations, including a plant in Lithuania. The company says the affected Milwaukee jobs will be gone by August.
The Waltham, Mass.-based company has more than 30,000 employees worldwide, including about 1,200 in Wisconsin.
The move comes weeks after Thermo Fisher announced the end of its manufacturing in Two Rivers. But the spokesman tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Milwaukee job cuts are not tied to the Two Rivers announcement.