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Guild: 21 more layoffs coming to The New York Times this week

The Newspaper Guild of New York | Capital New York

Twenty one more people will be laid off from The New York Times starting this week, The Newspaper Guild of New York reported in a post Monday, ending what Executive Editor Dean Baquet called “a painful period for the newsroom,” in a memo to staff. From the guild:

Despite having announced its target of reducing newsroom staff by 100 – and accepting the buyout applications of 57 Guild members and nearly 30 excluded employees – The Times told the Guild on Monday that it would lay off another 21 Guild-represented employees this week. Whatever the total (the number of excluded employees to be laid off is not known at this time), the company clearly will exceed its stated goal of 100 job cuts.

Announcements on the cuts are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the guild.

Management’s decision to exceed its announced goal of 100 newsroom job cuts comes after it turned down the buyout requests of three Guild-represented employees, hired numerous new employees over past six months and made no effort to retrain long-term employees.

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