Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the new owner of Bausch + Lomb Inc. in Rochester, carried out a new round of layoffs on Friday, dismissing 24 people in the customer service department.
A spokesperson for Valeant, Laurie Little, gave no reason for the new layoffs. She said the company, which gave notice to the state last summer that it would let go about 400 at the B + L offices in Rochester, would update its required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification “in the next few days.”
Valeant had provided no advance word of the new round.
Bausch + Lomb is a 160-year-old optics company known for its contact lenses and eyewear. It was bought by Valeant in late May. In August, Valeant said it would lay off about 300 people at B + L’s North Goodman Street plant, and another 100 or so in November at the company’s downtown tower