Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tracking jobs

There are many ways to measure the ongoing battle between the publishers of the world and the major web engines like Yahoo! and Google. Each has it's own complications. One of the stats that has been tracked is the job market for these companies and the results appear to be shockingly one-sided. At the present time Google and Yahoo! each currently boast about 700 job opportunities. While many of these jobs may not be in direct competition with the publishers it does speak well of the companies overall health. In stark contrast the publishers in the US are shooting people like fish in a barrel. Here is a summary of the layoffs in 2005 as posted on
The New York Times Co.* 700

San Francisco Chronicle 120

Philadelphia Newspapers Inc.** 100

San Jose Mercury News 52

Newsday (New York) 45

Post-Dispatch - About 260 employees are eligible for retirement buyouts
*Includes The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other publications.

**Includes the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News


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