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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Redundancies at Pearson Australia

Sadly, it's probably a sign of the future for Penguin-Random staff in Australia and New Zealand ...

Educational publisher Pearson announced a shift in premises and personnel not long before the tidings of the amalgamation of Penguin and Random House broke. 
And now, after a breath-held interval, the fall-out commences.
From the BooksellerPearson Australia has announced up to 75 potential redundancies as it looks to make changes across its education business.
In a statement released today (16th July), the company said that the moves would help create "a more nimble organisation" that would be more responsive to students, teachers and institutions.
Job losses will come from across the business, including consolidating print and digital teams, marketing and customer service functions, and the Pearson Australia sales team. Traditional publishing activities in the vocational education and training market are also being wound down.

Not good.  Not good at all.

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