Key dates in Gannett's planned layoff of up to 3,000 workers in the community newspaper division. I'm adding the Dec. 3 date, provided by several of my readers; division President Bob Dickey's original memo says only that the cuts will occur by the first week of December.
Oct. 28 -- Gannett discloses plans for a 10% workforce reduction in the approximately 30,000-employee newspaper division.
Nov. 11 -- Buyout applications due from workers seeking to be laid off voluntarily.
Nov. 14 -- Deadline for publishers to submit proposals on how they will meet Corporate's requested budget cuts. Proposals may include lists of employees targeted for layoff.
Dec. 3 -- Layoffs announced, and affected employees get their pink slips. I assume laid-off employees leave worksites that day, with severance kicking in immediately. They are to receive one week's pay for every year of service, for a maximum 26 weeks. I believe that includes continuation of health insurance until severance checks stop.
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