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Layoffs at firm tied to Mass. pharmacy in outbreak

Associated Press Modified: November 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm •  Published: November 8, 2012

The mass layoffs will begin Friday; employees will be considered laid off as of Nov. 30, the company said. The company said it hopes the layoffs will be temporary.

"In our current circumstances, our business prospects are very difficult to predict, and it is our hope that your layoff will be temporary and that you will be brought back to work," read the letter from Ameridose's human resources director, Geri Weinstein.

The company hoped the closure would be short term, but it has been extended twice, most recently until Nov. 19, leaving uncertainty about its future business.

"While we continue to expect to resume operations, we have now determined that because of continued inspection by state and federal authorities it may be necessary to resume operations at a reduced level," Weinstein said.