A Mercury News layoff survivor called it “the slaughter” – 31 people laid-off and 15 others voluntarily leaving.
It was expected, yet the names of those told not to come to work today surprised many.
Some of the names on the list are shocking! With this latest round of layoffs, how does the paper plan to keep up with production and quality?
There’s lots of skepticism… with suggestions that the parent company of the Mercury News will be using content from the other Bay Area papers it owns.
Today marks the second round of layoffs at this once highly respected daily. On December 5, 2006 a group of 35 were given walking papers. Initially, the company had announced 101 layoffs, but a last minute guild negotiation managed to save 35 jobs until the end of June of 2007.