The Washington Submit has quietly laid off workers from Arc XP, the know-how arm of the paper that Submit management had beforehand thought-about promoting or spinning off.
Final yr, the Submit declined affords to promote Arc XP, the corporate’s in home publishing device and software program enterprise, saying it will as a substitute make investments $50 million within the enterprise in 2023. However on August 22, the paper instructed a number of prime advertising staffers, program managers, and product designers at Arc XP that the Submit could be eliminating their roles within the coming weeks.
The transfer displeased workers, who’ve been livid with recurring layoffs on the paper over the previous yr. In a press release, the corporate’s union mentioned it was annoyed with the cuts, saying the paper didn’t give staffers an evidence for why their roles had been being eradicated. The union added that the cuts contradicted the paper’s earlier declare that there could be no additional layoffs this yr.
“We’re deeply annoyed to see the corporate persevering with this dangerous and ineffectual observe — which has been proven repeatedly to erode morale and productiveness with out truly saving cash,” the Guild mentioned in a press release to Semafor.