Genentech has filed a WARN notice with the California Employment Development Department that it will soon lay off 474 employees. A company spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle the layoffs are unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to published reports the largest number of positions being eliminated are senior clinical specialists, with 116 positions slashed. As part of the WARN notice, Genentech has told state regulators that most of the employees being laid off will leave in August and October. No word yet on if these job cuts are to be distributed across the biopharma’s several sites in California. Learn More