Boston Scientific Corp. says it plans to shed as many as 1,500 jobs worldwide, or about 6 percent of its work force, in an effort to cut costs.
Boston Scientific of Natick plans to cut about a thousand jobs in addition to the 1,200 to 1,400 announced two years ago.
With sales and earnings on the upswing, Boston Scientific has announced a restructuring program that will eliminate 1,200 to 1,400 jobs worldwide.
Boston Scientific of Natick is planning to cut staff by up to 1,400 employees in Massachusetts, as the company invests more money in China, India, Russia and Brazil.
Natick-based Boston Scientific expects to eliminate between 1,200 and 1,400 employees by the end of 2013 through layoffs and attrition.