Does Eli Lilly lay off employees or not?

I recently sat in on a recruiting presentation for a position as a sales rep at Eli Lilly and among all their talk about Lilly's high ethical standards and respect for people they claimed that Lilly has absolutely never laid off a single employee in the company's history. Today I was doing some Googling... show more I recently sat in on a recruiting presentation for a position as a sales rep at Eli Lilly and among all their talk about Lilly's high ethical standards and respect for people they claimed that Lilly has absolutely never laid off a single employee in the company's history. Today I was doing some Googling that called a lot of Lilly's supposed ethics into question, including articles about them laying off employees in high numbers.

So what's the truth about this company?
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