If you are over 55 years old and work at the Palm Beach Post, it’s layoff time…

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It’s a blood bath at the Palm Beach Post, according to this post on the NPAA website:

“Photographers at three Cox Media Group newspapers tonight confirmed severe cuts in their photography departments, with a deadline of only a few days to decide whether to accept offers of voluntary buy-outs before layoffs.

“News also spread tonight that Thomson Reuters plans to lay off five percent of their newsroom staff. That means as many as 150 people will lose their jobs, based on newsroom employee numbers released earlier this year by Thomson Reuters. The rumor also spread tonight that Reuters plans to save more money by closing their Miami bureau.

“… At The Palm Beach Post, Cox staffers at the Florida newspaper who are over 55 years old with 10 years of service or more, or 65 with five years of service, have been offered buy-outs. They have two weeks to decide, a photographer told News Photographer magazine tonight.”

This blog entry confirms earlier reporting from  regarding an imminent, “spectacular” collapse of the once-proud newspaper.

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