AOL Layoffs Grow | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

AOL Layoffs Grow

Play associated audio

Bill Redlin

AOL is laying off as many as 1,200 employees because not enough workers accepted buyouts. A spokeswoman for the company says only 1,100 volunteered to leave, and that means the company will need to shed up to 1,200 positions to reach its announced reduction target of up to 2,300.

That's about one-third of it's workforce. The spokeswoman says AOL is laying off some employees in the U.S. now, although most of the layoffs are coming on Wednesday. She also says the company began laying off employees in its European offices on Monday.

AOL said in November that it would take $200 million in charges for severance and restructuring-related costs. AOL separated from Time Warner last month.

WAMU 88.5

'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

NPR

In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.
NPR

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.