GE Healthcare Reduces Wisconsin Workforce
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.