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Laid off in Boston's 'burbs? Tell us your story

Posted January 31, 2009 08:15 AM

Marlborough-based drug manufacturer Sepracor Corp. became the latest company in Boston's western suburbs to announce layoffs, saying that it would cut 530 jobs, roughly 20 percent of its workforce.

The news follows an announcement in January EMC Corp., headquartered in Hopkinton, would be laying off 2,400 employees, 600 in Massachusetts. Retail outlets such as Linens 'n Things and Starbucks are also closing in the western suburbs.

How are these layoffs and closures in Boston's western suburbs affecting you? You're welcome to post a comment below or, if you are willing to be interviewed for a future story, email us at globewest@globe.com.

According to this Globe article, Sepracor said it would reduce its corporate staff by 180 positions and its field staff by 350, though it didn't specify how many jobs would be eliminated overall in its home state of Massachusetts. The company said it would also cut 410 contract sales employees.

A tax incentive for Sepracor in Marlborough caused a stir late last year, according to this article.

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