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TWT Lays Off Up to 25 Employees

The Washington Times summoned several staff members to the auditorium this morning. Inside sources say management has laid off approximately 25 employees in a newsroom of 90, including the Books Editor, FishbowlDC has learned.

This is allegedly the first round of layoffs, as management seeks to secure more funding so others can remain on board.

Several employees who were not invited to this morning’s meeting… suspect that they will be fired separately. According to TWT sources, management is laying off the maximum number of employees they can without triggering the WARN act. From the Dept. of Labor website: “The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) protects workers, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs.”

Unfolding…

UPDATE: Meanwhile, TWT consultant John Solomon, who ridiculously insists he has nothing do with layoff decisions, is meeting with the remaining employees this afternoon to discuss operations.

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