Medtronic PLC is cutting jobs in its cardiovascular devices group, including jobs in Minnesota, as the medical device maker works to implement a corporate efficiency program in the wake of a transformational merger four years ago.

Medtronic spokesman Fernando Vivanco declined to say Friday how many total jobs will be impacted by the changes in the company’s cardiovascular devices group, but he confirmed that the cuts are not limited to Minnesota.

In Santa Rosa, Calif., the number of cuts being contemplated — 85 to 100 jobs — was high enough to trigger requirements that the company notify government officials. A story in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat said Medtronic, one of the largest employers in Sonoma County, has about 1,100 employees on two campuses making

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