Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. says it plans to eliminate the jobs of about 200 support service workers at its Plainsboro and other central New Jersey offices.

Bristol-Myer Squibb's Plainsboro facility (Bristol-Myer Squibb)

The pharmaceutical company says the cuts will take place over the next year as its marketing, information technology and finance operations are consolidated at a new facility in Tampa, Fla., where costs are lower.

The company says the 200 workers losing their jobs include 100 contractors.

The cuts represent only a small percentage of the company's workforce in New Jersey, where it employs more than 6,000 at its global research, commercial and manufacturing headquarters.

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