Patch asks the question on the heels of news that more than 500 employees of newspapers around the state will be out of jobs in January.
Booth Newspapers confirmed last week that more than 500 layoff notices have been issued to employees at six newspapers in Michigan as the company prints fewer papers and its owners plan a greater online focus. It was a harsh blow to those facing job loss and those who still prefer newspapers to get their news. The changes, according to a report Friday on MLive, "involve the launch of two new companies and both are hiring: MLive Media Group and Advanced Central Services Michigan." Which begs the question: Do you read newspapers anymore? How DO you get your news and information? Answer our poll, then add your thoughts.
City management on Tuesday issued layoff notices to 10 officers at the Troy Police Department, citing budget restrictions in light of lack of concessions by union members.
Ten Troy police officers received layoff notices Tuesday, after several days of discussion within the police officers union failed to produce a concessions agreement with the city. The layoffs go into effect on July 8, city administrators said in a release announcing the notices. Troy Police Chief Gary Mayer said the layoffs affect officers with two to five years of experience, who essentially represent the future of the department. “They are well educated, well trained and represent the best the profession has to offer in terms of their skills, knowledge and abilities,” Mayer said in the release. “Several have come from other police departments to work in a community and for an organization known as one of the most attractive in the area…