GE Healthcare Reduces Wisconsin Workforce

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GE Healthcare Ltd. is cutting 81 jobs at two of its Wisconsin facilities, one in Milwaukee and the other in Waukesha, the company announced Tuesday,

The move eliminates 1.2% of GE Healthcare positions in southeastern Wisconsin. According to a GE spokesperson, it represents a response to current economic uncertainty in the U.S. and Europe.

GE's medical tecnology operations in the region, based in Wauwatosa as well as Waukesha and Milwaukee, manufacture diagnostic imaging and X-ray equipment, as well as interventional and life support systems. Those divisions amount to the biggest single cluster within GE Healthcare's $17 billion-a-year worldwide operations.