Fishbowl D.C., which first reported yesterday’s layoffs, has pegged the number of employees cut at 54. Politico says at least 40 people were let go. Either way, it’s a lot. The layoffs came from the paper’s business side, according to Politico, with others coming from its mobile department.
Since the layoffs happened on Feb. 14, they’re easy to nickname. In a post on the Post union’s Facebook page, an employee in the desktop publishing department described it grimly: “The valentine massacre has commenced.”