The region’s status changed dramatically on July 21 when Irvine-based Allergan announced that it would shutter its Santa Barbara operations and eliminate 300 jobs there.
Allergan will close its Goleta facility and eliminate about 300 positions there as part of a broader cost tightening effort as the Irvine company fends off a hostile takeover attempt. Allergan makes Botox and other cosmetic drugs and devices. The company became a major South Coast employer in 2005 when it bought breast implant maker Read More →
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A former Mentor Corp. executive is launching a new fat-reduction and skin-tightening device and plans to hit the markets within the next two years.
By Stephen Nellis and Marlize van Romburgh on September 9, 2011 Nearly 1,000 jobs are either at risk or being cut in the Tri-Counties in manufacturing, medical device research and finance. On Sept. 1, Bank of America said it planned to sell or shutter its correspondent lending arm, imperiling as many as 700 jobs in Read More →