Hundreds of workers laid off in Boehringer Ingelheim cuts

(WTNH) — Boehringer Ingelheim is laying off 244 workers and 180 from its base in Connecticut.

The offices in Connecticut are in Ridgefield.

Boehringer Ingelheim officials said that the cuts are needed to keep funding for research.

The company issued a press release that reads, in part: “In order to continue to deliver on our research strategy, we must create a leaner global Discovery Research organization by consolidating small molecule discovery to two sites in Biberach, Germany and Vienna.”

These are cuts that have been made since July 1.