Singleton Vows to Fight to Preserve Willingboro Jobs as Medco Merger Gets Fed Approval

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) on Monday vowed to continue working to help retain the 1,200 jobs currently at Medco’s Willingboro facility after the Federal Trade Commission approved a merger today between Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Health Solutions whose Willingboro facility is located in the 7th legislative district represented by Singleton.

“I’ve toured Medco’s Willingboro facility and was impressed with the technology and the skilled workforce employed at the site, a great deal of whom come from towns in the 7th legislative district,” said Singleton. “With our economy still struggling to rebound, it’s absolutely imperative that we retain the jobs at this site. I’ve met with Medco and have been told that they’re working to make sure that Willingboro stays open and cuts as few jobs as possible. This must be our goal and I’ll continue to do everything in my power to help the hardworking men and women employed at this site.”

Last month, Singleton sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz urging the oversight body to approve the $29 billion merger and to consider a recommendation to retain the Northeast Medco facility in the interest of helping to retain the site’s 1,200 jobs, roughly 450 of which are held by residents of the 7th legislative district. Singleton’s office has also met with Express Scripts in an effort to preserve the existing jobs at the Burlington County site.