Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Copy editor layoffs

The Akron Beacon Journal announced layoffs of 40 of its 161 newsroom employees today.

Twenty percent of those being laid off are copy editors.
Twenty-nine of those positions are full-time. Employees were given 60 days' notice and will receive severance pay amounting to one week's pay for every six months of service.

A representative of the Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America, the newsroom union, said the list shows two artists, four photographers, eight copy editors, 11 reporters and four nonunion managers, as well as a librarian, three clerks and all seven student correspondents.


At 1:24 AM, August 25, 2006, Anonymous tin447 said...

When I hear about layoffs, I am reminded of how unemployment population rates of my country is rapidly increasing. Having to layoff employees is a very mean and harsh idea. But can we do otherwise?


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