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02:30  04 october  2019
02:30  04 october  2019 Source:   awfulannouncing.com

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"Management at Sports Illustrated just informed its newsroom in meetings that half the staff has been laid off , according to a person present," NPR reported on Thursday. The exact number of layoffs is unclear, however, multiple staff members have announced they were let go on Twitter.

According to NPAA, Sports Illustrated no longer has any staff photographers, the final six members were laid off last night. SI’s Director of Photography Brad Smith confirmed: “ It ’ s true. There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated .

Things at Sports Illustrated are getting ugly.

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Thursday has been a tumultuous day at the company, starting with initial layoff meetings earlier this morning postponed minutes before they were supposed to begin. Hours later, SI’s staff put out a statement of support for each other and against any potential layoffs at the company. Shortly after that statement was released, the layoffs began.

We’re going to keep this post updated with updates on who was let go as they announce their departures.

MLB writer Jon Tayler.

Digital editor Mark McClusky.

Staff writer Joan Niesen.

More to come….

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Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams .
Uber has cut around 350 more employees across several of its divisions. The company said it's the "last wave of a process" that saw layoffs in marketing, then product and engineering over the last few months. This time around, Uber has laid off members of the Eats, performance marketing, Advanced Technologies Group (the self-driving cars unit) and recruiting departments, along with its global rides and platform teams. In total, the job cuts account for around one percent of Uber's workforce.

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