Parexel closes San Diego office, axes 3 and offers others work-from-home roles

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Parexel shut down a San Diego office back in April. (Parexel)

Parexel shut down a San Diego office back in April, and three workers were axed while 37 others were offered work-from-home jobs.

This happened because there wasn’t enough use of the space. The company explained to FierceCRO: “In April 2019, Parexel closed our physical office in San Diego based on a review that showed low employee utilization of the available space over an extended period of time.

“Parexel provided our 37-local office-based employees flexible work-from-home arrangements to maintain our local presence while aligning our practices more closely with how our employees work today. A small number of roles, specifically our local Facilities and IT support, were eliminated based on the office closure.”

The closure was first made public in a recent WARN notice from California.

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This comes after fellow biopharma services company and rival Charles River Laboratories made a similar decision, cutting 24 employees from its San Diego site earlier this year. This also came out of a WARN notice, with the cuts confirmed to FierceCRO back in April, and staffers were relocated to a different site.