"Some good and experienced people are gone."
The results of today's layoffs at The Tennessean are just starting to trickle out. I've been told a little more than 30 people have lost their jobs: a handful from advertising and a number of press operators who were told just before their shift ended.
There's a meeting happening now and, if I get more information after it's over, I'll let y'all know.Update:
Via Post Politics
, originally from Tom Wood at Nashville Post
Like those separated from the company in earlier layoffs, these staffers will get one week of severance pay for each year of employment. However, they will no longer be covered by health insurance throughout their severance pay period. Instead, all will lose coverage at the end of this month.
The process of informing those affected has reportedly taken longer today than it did when a larger workforce reduction took place last December. One source noted that rules require a representative from the human resource department to be present when each employee is notified - and that after previous job cuts, there are now fewer HR people to handle the task.