About 700 employees were let go from Lifetouch on Thursday January 21. Another 90 or so were let go from sister company Shutterfly.
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Hang in there! So many people have been in a layoff situation just like yours. You’re not the only ones!
I was let go last year at the peak of covid. After speaking with recruiters at several agencies, I started doing some contracting work about 2 months after I was let go. I told the recruiters that I was open to doing anything within my skill set as long as it was within a 45 minute commute from my house. I'm now working at a medium sized company about 20 minutes away. My 6 month contract is going to be extended for another 6 months and there’s a possibility that I can get hired as a FT employee.
Do I love what I'm doing? Not really.......but it's a job and it gets me a paycheck and some benefits thru the agency . I keep telling myself that it’s a job for right now and not a job for forever.
Are the layoffs mostly photographer positions, or sales and support also?
Very Sad, many companies will never recover,
Well be hiring experienced school portrait pros for the spring and Fall season for LA county.
WE pay and treat our employees the way we all want to be treated, Valued and respected as part of a well oiled machine.
They are using severence pay to manipulate the employees into finishing up work that needs to be done. (Understandable yes?)
Just a week after the original announcement, they have extended the last day worked date by WEEKS! If you leave before that day you will not receive the money that you were entitled to....even if you took another job opportunity. Horrible way to conduct buisness.... treating their employees like lab rat.
Sad to see what has become of a once great company.
There is to be a huge rise in numbers of job loss here. People were given reassignments while others were given the opportunity to apply for new or alternative positions. There is not enough opportunity for everyone. When all is said and done the total amount of people left jobless will be devastating.
As usual - all the VPs are still employed.
The total is 790. Every level of field employees are facing job eliminations. Very sad to see.
Yup. 1000’s of people getting laid off nationwide.