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Major Boston biotech company begins layoffs this week

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Ginkgo Bioworks has begun making layoffs this week, just a few months after signaling it would cut jobs as part of its effort to reach breakeven.

The Boston-based cell programming and biosecurity company had said the cuts were coming during quarterly earnings call earlier this year.



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Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings Inc. is headquartered in the Seaport and had 1,218 employees as of the start of the year. A company spokesperson confirmed to the Business Journal that layoffs are “ongoing this week and next and we don’t have additional layoffs planned at this time.”

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