The Future of Print

What A Newspaper Layoff Looks Like

Posted in Doom by futureofprint on February 25, 2009

Layoffs are underway at the LA Times and a guy named Ed Pagett’s been tallying up the pink slips. Its a revealing look into newspaper operations:

* 63 pressmen and presswomen from Orange County and Olympic

* 11 machinists at the Olympic Facility

* 2 pressroom supervisors Olympic and Orange County

* 1 pressroom clerk from Olympic

* 3 electro-techs from Olympic

* 75 editorial employees

* 4 electro-techs Orange County

* 4 machinists Orange County

* 21 mailroom Olympic (4 full time and 17 part time employees)

* 19 mailroom Orange County (9 full time and 10 part time employees)

* 2 Security guards

* 7 Plate makers (5 at Olympic and 2 at Orange County)

via What A Newspaper Layoff Looks Like.


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