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Layoffs Underway At The Associated Press?

AP logo2.pngRumors of more layoffs at the Associated Press have been swirling for a number of weeks, as the news organization moves towards its goal of reducing its global payroll by 10 percent.

After buyouts and additional layoffs during the year, we were hoping it wouldn’t come to this. But today Gawker is hearing that layoffs have started at the AP today — and as many as 70 or 80 staffers could get the boot.

AP spokesman Paul Colford declined to comment on the rumors today. But if you know anything, send us an email or leave a tip in the box at right.

Update: Silicon Alley Insider‘s Erin Carlson, a former AP staffer herself, has lots of dirt from anonymous tipsters: the layoffs are said to include a veteran national writer in New York, at least eight editorial assistant positions across bureaus including Albany, Denver and Kansas City, and there have been additional layoffs in Washington, D.C. and on the West Coast. Gawker has a running tally.

AP Layoffs Coming Down Today? –Gawker

Earlier: Next Up On The Layoff Watch: AP

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