After I wrote about the layoffs at Frontiers, which announced it would slash its workforce by 1/3 to deal with financial stresses, I received enough emails from people at other organizations suggesting there are more layoffs going on in our market than are being announced.
I’d like to know — and to be able to share — some specifics.
This is especially salient as newspapers especially but media organizations generally are dealing with massive layoffs these days, making it more of a widespread phenomenon if it is also going on in scholarly and scientific publishing, but quietly.
If you would like to confidentially share information about layoffs that have affected you, your colleagues, or your organization, please email me what you can. Details (dates, numbers, areas affected, etc.) are helpful.