I receive heartbreaking e-mails like the following several times a week now, as Gannett eliminates more advertising production jobs -- shifting that work to India under a contract with 2AdPro of Los Angeles. This note came today from a Journal News employee who says three generations of his family have worked at the Westchester, N.Y., newspaper:
"Just wanted to say thank you for doing this blog! I lost my job yesterday due to outsourcing to India. I worked in the ad design department at The Journal News at Westchester County, N.Y. . . . I had almost nine years of service to the company. My father, who got me the job, had 38 years of service, also in advertising. My mother, stepmother, sister and grandmother all had worked for the Journal News in one way or another! It used to be a fun place to work. . . . All I felt was sadness for those left behind, waiting for their turn, and a bitterness to the powers that be that have destroyed a once vibrant and interesting newspaper!"
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