Brooks Automation, Inc.
Mass. locations: Chelmsford (headquarters)
Total worldwide employees: Around 1,750
Total worldwide job cuts: Around 350
Total Mass. job cuts: Unknown
On Jan. 26, 2009, the Chelmsford-based company said it plans to cut around 350 jobs, or 20 percent of its workforce. It will be the second round of cuts for Brooks, which makes software and equipment for chip manufacturers, the Globe reports. The company shed 10 percent of its workforce during the fourth quarter of 2008.