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.
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.