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on Aug 9, 2007
Actually, Johnson and Johnson bought Alza in 2001 for $12 Billion, not million as reported in this story from the Wall Street Journal last week.
"Late yesterday, J&J said it would close the Mountain View, Calif., headquarters of Alza, a company it bought for $12 billion in 2001, eliminating 600 positions and moving 200 others from Alza and another company, Scios, to other J&J locations."
Sad to see a good neighbor go.
A sign of the times, it's not a good sign.The Alza building looks like a ghost town.
I have read that a number of young beagle dogs that were reportedly used in some type of research are being left without a place to go and are reportedly in danger of euthanasia. Perhaps those of you who live in the area can verify that and if necessary, adopt one of those adorable little doggies.
Here is the paragraph being circulated to various rescue groups....
Alza Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company is closing their
Mountain View facility. The animal test facility has 40, 16 month old
beagle puppies that DESPERATELY need good loving homes. These dogs
were NEVER tested. If you know of anyone, a rescue /or/ are interested in helping give these puppies homes, please contact Rick Bible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is inaccurate, please disregard. The company already had an adoption program in place and dogs have been placed in good homes. They were never in danger of euthenasia, and it is peoples jobs to take animal care very seriously. Such a need would be met well in advance of an imagined deadline.
where is the shelter that the dogs are placed? can people still go and adopt one of the puppies
This is a false statement. Please see the Alza website:
It's not the dogs in risk of euthanasia, it's the employees. As a career counselor, I am always surpised at how indifferent and desensitized that we have become to this sort of thing.
I have discussed the people cost of Alza's closure and impact to the talent base caused by mergers and acquistions in my blog Web Link
Animal testing is old cruel and very very unproductive.
Are the puppies really save ?
Alza? Ha! They don't care about their employees.
Why would they care about the puppies ?
ALZA was an amazing place to work and the people dedicated everything to the work that was being done. It's a once-in-a-lifetime career experience that I wish everyone could have. I am very thankful for the opportunity to learn from the best.
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