Update: Catalent sent the following response Wednesday:
“Apologies for the delay, and for the frustrating exchange with the chatbot on catalent.com. We have a statement as follows:
Since the start of the pandemic, Catalent’s Bloomington facility has played a critical role in producing the vaccines and therapies that have protected public health around the world. To meet the needs of the pandemic, we added personnel to the facility at an extraordinary rate to ensure that we could meet our commitments, but now the size and structure of our organization needs to match current demands in order to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
We will offer severance and job transition support to all impacted employees and will seek to deploy as many as possible to other open roles in the network.
Our Bloomington facility remains an important part of Catalent’s global network.”
Catalent, one of Bloomington’s largest employers, which recently expanded operations, will lay off up to 400 local workers, according to a message shared anonymously with the Bloomingtonian Wednesday. Others also reached out.
The message said the company will be communicating with “impacted employees” between November 30, 2022, and December 2nd.
At least one worker is reporting they have already been given word they are laid off.