Hundreds of Jobs Saved
PALM SPRINGS- More than 300 jobs have been saved now that CareFusion has decided to stay in Palm Springs, city officials announced Wednesday.
“This is huge news for the City of Palm Springs and our local economy,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “I want to thank my City staff, CVEP and CareFusion employees for working together collaboratively and persevering in the desire to keep CareFusion right here in our beautiful city.”
CareFusion has indicated that the reason the company chose to stay in the Coachella Valley is due to several factors, including the superior performance of their workforce. Additionally, the City of Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, (CVEP), and the state of California made a commitment to helping the facility remain competitive not just with other states, but also within the medical device industry.
“This is a perfect example of a successful partnership between the City of Palm Springs and CVEP, the Valley’s regional economic development organization,” said Tom Flavin, President & CEO of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, who noted the City and CVEP have worked collaboratively with CareFusion for the past five months to bring about this “positive result that benefits everyone in the Coachella Valley.”
“As things progressed, we brought in other partners, including Southern California Edison and the state of California to help close the deal,” said Flavin. “We thank the management and employees of CareFusion and look forward to working with them on a variety of competitive issues to ensure they remain in the Coachella Valley for the long-term.”