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An update: My tipster now says layoffs may total a higher 16-17 staffers.
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Layoffs or RIFs? Layoff = temporary due to lack of work for a short time with the intention to call you back to workRIF = permanent separation of employment
Why does this keep getting recycled?A RIF is a layoff. A layoff typically is permanent, although the term sometimes is used as described above.
They're not going to be called back, so they're RIFs. But Gannett HR minions call them layoffs because it somehow sounds better.
No, people call them layoffs because that's the term most are used to. RIF sounds like some kind of BS doublespeak so managers can avoid saying layoff. Either way, you can be sure these cuts are happening and the individuals cut won't be rehired.
To be precise, a RIF can include both layoffs and eliminating open positions.
Indy newsroom layoffs were 11: 2 managers, 3 clerks, 3 copy editors, 1 photog (PT), 1 artist (PT), 1 assistant editor. Two Guild-represented custodians make the total 13 that are newsroom connected. Word is other departments have made incremental cuts over time and did not make a comparably big move yesterday.
Indy still has clerks? My paper eliminated those years ago.
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