Roche Molecular Systems will close its Madison facility and lay off 79 employees over the next two years, according to the state Department of Workforce Development.

The layoffs for the facility at 500 S. Rosa Road will begin at the end of the year and end at the end of June 2020.

The layoffs will be permanent, the California-based diagnostics company said in its notice to the department, and employees do not have bumping or recall rights. None of the employees are covered in collective bargaining.

Affected employees — including manufacturing technicians, software engineers and scientists — will have access to resume-writing, job-searching and budgeting workshops and career and resource fairs, according to the department.

Roche said in a statement that it will be launching a new sequencing technology in late 2019 and moving activities from its manufacturing facility in Madison to the San Francisco Bay area or other company sites, where some Madison employees will be offered the opportunity to relocate.

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Shelley K. Mesch is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.