I mentioned previously that one FJ employee (the mention is toward the end of the story) was laid off in the latest round of Booth downsizing, but it now appears there were four long time employees who got the ax.
Insiders have been saying that the paper's management has been telling employees that the company has turned the corner and is making money, but this would seem to contradict that.
Unless the high priced help who runs Booth wants to purge all those who are still on the payroll at a living wage. I'm waiting for more information.
As for the severance packages across Booth, the early reports are one week's pay for every year of service, but that won't be confirmed until the letters start arriving at people's homes in West Michigan tomorrow.