Share any updates you may have about Gannett Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
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Gannett closing the Louisville, Ky. Courier Journal production and printing as of March 8th 2021.
Voluntary layoffs starting now. Across the entire company.
Has been quiet on this site even though GCI has a lot of people scheduled for May 1st as last day. Furlough, or pay cut news? Company is hurting bad I know that much just by looking at its stock.
In the past, Gannett has responded to sluggish profit margins by cutting positions and forcing employees to take weeks off work without pay. However, this time, they have hit an all-time low of forcing employees to take mandatory pay cuts. If they don’t agree to the pay cut, they are being forced to turn in their “two-week notice”. Most newspapers are already short-staffed as it is due to positions being cut with the recent merger. They barely have enough staff to keep running. The men work hard to provide for their families. Now, they are going to have to work even harder for less pay. It doesn’t seem fair for Gannett to get away with this. By forcing employees to quit, they are possibly denying them the right to seek unemployment benefits. We are in the middle of a pandemic! If an employee is forced to resign, is that considered wrongful termination??
The one week per month furloughs are happening in April, May and June. This is in lieu of a layoff, or pay cut. Since we can hopefully apply for unemployment comp, it is a better outcome.
One could also look at it, as a guarantee of being employed through June.
Company is doing furloughs today. April and May. Some are just out of work others will have partial work during this time. Sales teams hit hard.
They pretty much let the entire Denver office go today. We can't even get into the office to retrieve our belongings until this virus stuff passes
Where is MKE? Milwaukee? What type of positions were laid off?
20+ people in MKE laid off in phone call.
I was one that was laid off in December, they seem to like breaking the news on Thursdays. It took a while for me to get over it. My thoughts are with everyone
I'm thinking it's a "like" or "dislike." Not much here should be liked but it is helpful info. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong.
What do the up and down reactions mean? Is a plus a confirmation of the post?
Bergen lost 3 Advertising Planners outsourced to Mumbai; westchester lost 1, Asbury lost a couple
Don't know about the other sites
35 layoffs in Technology/infrastructure for Gannett classic. Ending dates are 2/28.
Regarding this post:
"Advertising planners outsourced to Mumbai, 22 help desk reps and some IT managers laid off due to outsourcing rest of the IT telephone support overseas to India. Automotive also experienced layoffs."
At what location/region has the advertising planning been outsourced? Is it at all locations nationwide? Tell us details about what you know and where this is coming from please. Inquiring minds want to know.
Regarding the advertising planners, is it for all sites-nationwide that are being laid off?
Advertising planners outsourced to Mumbai, 22 help desk reps and some IT managers laid off due to outsourcing rest of the IT telephone support overseas to India. Automotive also experienced layoffs.
Pop columnist shane nyman of the appleton post crescent just announced he's leaving after 9 years. Is this a layoff in disguise?
Any new information on Advertising Planning? Previous posts mentioned outsourcing, anybody know when and what locations are outsourcing?
When is advertising planning being outsourced?
At what location/region is the advertising planning going elsewhere?
designIQ lost 6-8 designers in ad production/market teams in Des Moines last week.
All hands meetings today talking about more layoffs. Word from executive team is layoffs will happen every month for now.
Advertising planning outsourced to “offshore team” (Mumbai).
Lost executive administrative assistant at Columbus Dispatch who had been there 30 years. CEO's coming next week, expecting more layoffs across sales, finance, design, marketing. All unknown at this time.
Advertising Planning and Coordinator's laid off today
3 order entry positions eliminated in post sales group in Bergen
Looks like in Technology 1 Director at least and in Support a few management positions.
Today there are more announcements by heads of departments. I know of one Director in Technology that is getting laid off. Announcement to come in the next couple of hours. More of the leadership structure hammered out.
181 employees laid off at The Columbus Dispatch in the printing production area. They plan to shut down the entire plant and move the printing to Detroit or Indiana. This also means the entire building will be sold which also includes office workers who are still there. Unsure were the office workers will be moved to, or, if they will keep their jobs.
Printing Operations in Ocala Florida at the Ocala Starbanner will cease on Feb 15th, 47 employees let go part time and full time. Most of the printing operations moving to The Lakeland Ledger in Lakeland FL and Gainesville Sun in Gainesville FL.
Have there been updates to the spreadsheet today? I've heard rumors of more layoffs.
The printing operations for the Naples Daily News and Fort Myers News-Press will relocate to Sarasota in mid-February 2020, eliminating 49 full- and part-time jobs in Florida. In addition, Naples and Fort Myers cut another 7 jobs for December holiday gifts. The visual editor for both papers was the only newsroom position lost. https://www.news-press.com/story/money/companies/2019/12/17/naples-daily-news-moving-its-production-operations-sarasota-jobs-slashed/2669114001/
Jan & Feb will have major cuts for both Gatehouse and Gannett. About 10% will be cut with non-existent severance packages. Managers are probably the exception. Naples press made headlines and is just the beginning of building closures and consolidation.
Any word or rumors on layoffs this week? Hoping they are done until after the new year at least.
Augusta/Gatehouse has a purge coming on both editorial and sales sides.
Seems they aren't done just yet....
Over the past few days, we implemented a series of staff reductions across the company. I wanted to personally let you know this happened and give you some context for the months ahead.
First, to colleagues who are leaving, I want to offer a sincere thank you for your contributions to our company. There are no easy words to say here and I am sure “thank you” probably rings a bit hollow. Please know this is not related to performance. This is the reality of trying to create an operating structure that can support our journalistic mission of protecting, connecting and celebrating local communities.
For our remaining colleagues, I would ask you to be considerate and supportive. As I have said in my town halls, we may not be able to change the reality of staff reductions, but we can define ourselves by the care and professionalism we show in the process. Please be there for people. Reach out to friends who may be hiring. Let’s take it on ourselves to get our colleagues settled into new roles as soon as possible.
The natural question at this point is “are we done?” The honest answer is No. I have tried to be very transparent with you all and not spin things in a way that you wouldn’t believe anyway, so let me tell you where we are.
We just named our leadership team and while we were able to identify this reduction, the new team will need some time to finalize their organizations and I expect there will be some additional reductions. It will take a few months to work through this process and I expect this will conclude the bulk of the synergy actions. There will be some projects that could extend beyond this time but we should be able to provide visibility to those as well.
Longer term, it should be no surprise that we will always be looking for ways to run the business more efficiently. That’s our obligation, not just to shareholders but to our employees who want us to invest in a sustainable future and our customers who want the best value in a competitive market.
These necessary actions enable us to invest in the digital talent, products and services that I have alluded to in our town halls; this is how we plan to reverse the cycle of revenue declines. We will be launching some new products over the next few months as we start to build the foundation for future growth.
In closing, I remain very optimistic and confident in our return to growth. For today though, my thoughts are with all of you during this period of transition. I can’t thank you enough for your continued dedication to delivering for our customers and for each other. It is with this kind of commitment to excellence that we build our bright future together.
Vice President of Client Success confirmed. Heard rumors about the Vice President of Strategic
Accounts and Vice President of Client Strategy but no confirmations of those yet. Anyone else hear about those?