The Washington Post began its promised layoffs on Tuesday, sources confirmed to The Daily Beast, fulfilling its promise to cut costs just days after its billionaire owner Jeff Bezos visited the newsroom.
The newspaper’s union confirmed the news in an email to staffers, saying it had “good reason” to believe the layoffs were significantly less than what publisher Fred Ryan dramatically announced at a town hall last month.
“To be clear, we believe any job eliminations right now—at a time of continued growth and expansion—are unacceptable,” guild leadership said in an email.
The Washington Post did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The news about layoffs was not immediately blasted to staffers by Post leadership. Instead, an email welcoming three new hires across three different desks was sent out.
This is a developing story…