The Athletic announced Friday that it’s laying off 46 people across a wide range of beats. That’s the largest layoff round the site has conducted to date.
After countless rounds of expansion, The Athletic is now contracting in a big way. The site announced layoffs of 46 people, almost eight percent of its staff, Friday in an internal memo.
I got laid off by The Athletic today. Looking forward to getting the YouTube channel back up and running, I really miss making videos anyway and things should work out. Here's my Patreon if you wanna support the work I've done and will be doing. Go Lakers. https://t.co/Mht81RDCy0
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) June 5, 2020
Timo Werner set #LFC a separate deadline to make a final decision on whether they were prepared to meet his release clause. Klopp consulted with FSG, then called Werner to explain why the move would not happen. Klopp insisted the reasoning was purely financial. [Athletic] ❌ pic.twitter.com/NCpK1Ntmjr
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) June 5, 2020
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