2008: 4,490+ layoffs and buyouts

I stumbled upon this map at graphicdesignr today through journalistopia.

It’s got a google mashup of all the layoffs and buyouts announced this year. It’s staggering.

Check out the cuts

4 Thoughts.

  1. I’m so sorry to hear you were one of the people laid off at McClatchy. Tribune Co. will be doing the same thing soon — which doesn’t make it better, bearable or even OK.

    Best of luck.

  2. Thanks Erica and Steve. I think I’ll end up OK, so I’m trying to treat this as a well-deserved vacation.

    I really appreciate the job links, too. Also, I love blogging, but I’ve rarely, if ever written about work until this happened. I just had to write so badly when it all happened, and in general, you know?

  3. Not trying to be too negative, but I was one of the three IT techs laid off last November by USA Today, and I have yet to find a new, similar job. ALL newspapers are cutting back, and IT is easy-pickin’s because it’s not a profit center.

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