Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More layoffs in B2B: Edgell makes job cuts

According to a comment tonight to an earlier post of mine about job cuts in B2B publishing, Edgell Communications, the Jersey-based publisher of magazines such as RIS News and Hospitality Technology, has begun laying off staffers.
I don't have many details, other than that six people have been handed their walking papers.
They have my sympathy. As the commenter, who goes by the name "lac" said: "It just really is such a horrible feeling."

It's about 10 p.m. as I write this post. And I'll be on the road for the next few days. So I won't be doing any reporting on the cuts. If anyone has details on which positions have been eliminated, please post a comment. In the meantime, I'll be looking for coverage in Folio.

Click here to read an earlier post of mine about the financial crisis in B2B publishing.

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  1. AnonymousMay 19, 2008

    Hi, sorry, I should have been more specific. Edgell eliminated an assistant editor from Greetings etc. (me), a managing editor from Mobile Enterprise, a managing editor from RIS, I believe (although it might have been a different one), an art director who had been there for six years, a production manager who had been with the company for 13 years and someone from the accounting department.

  2. AnonymousMay 21, 2008

    I should rectify a few things in that comment. An editor from RIS, not a managing editor, got laid off, and a marketing manager, not someone from the accounting dept. Also, I've been asked to note that two of the very few minorities in the staff lost their jobs.

  3. AnonymousMay 21, 2008

    Among the six terminated employees were two minorities - leaving only one minority in the N.J. office. Edgell has a remote office in S.C., so it's difficult to say if there are minorities in that location. Also, all six eliminated employees were women.

  4. AnonymousJune 01, 2008

    Paul, you are dead on with your comments about Gerry and the senior management at Edgell in Dylan's Blog. They have seen more than a couple dozen people leave the company for various reasons over the last couple of years. You should ask Gerry what he thought about Digitals role with Print over the last few years. He thought print was the main selling point and digital was not that big a deal. Hence the layoffs. The list goes on and on with the company