BuzzFeed has axed 47 HuffPost employees after acquiring the far-left publication last year.
In addition to laying off roughly a third of HuffPost’s writers, BuzzFeed also plans to cut HuffPost Canada, and shrink operations in Australia and the U.K.

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said the mass layoff is part of a restructuring of the company and was made to “fast-track the path to profitability” for HuffPost and BuzzFeed, which have been struggling to make money for years.
WaPo contributor Laura Bassett reported that BuzzFeed informed the HuffPost employees that they would know if they still had a job if they didn’t receive an email by 1PM.
HuffPost employees, after a year of working through a pandemic that isn’t over, were invited to a meeting today with the password “spring is here,” where they were told 47 of them would be laid off. They would only know if they still had a job if they didn’t receive an email by 1
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) March 9, 2021
Several HuffPost contributors complained on Twitter about getting laid off.
These HuffPost layoffs are gutting.

Every one of these reporters is talented, hard-working, and an amazing person. It’s one of the things that makes HuffPost so special — we have incredible people.

Do yourself a favor and hire them. You won’t regret it.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) March 9, 2021
After nine years at HuffPost, I am unfortunately saying goodbye to my incredible colleagues. I’m so proud of the work we’ve done.

If you’re looking to hire someone who loves writing about public opinion, good data and awful puns, please get in touch.
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) March 9, 2021
Today I got laid off at HuffPost, after a decade of work I am so incredibly proud of. I am one of 47 of my deeply, beautifully, funny and talented and wonderful and kind colleagues who lost their jobs today.

I’m the most sad that we can’t all hug each other. (Also… hire me?)
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) March 9, 2021
A thread of incomparable reporters laid off from HuffPost today who you, an esteemed media organization, should scoop up immediately:

— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) March 9, 2021
well! just found out that after ten years at huffpost, i’m being laid off.
— Claire Fallon (@ClaireEFallon) March 9, 2021
I’m Michael Hobbes, I’m no longer a reporter for HuffPost…
— Michael Hobbes (@RottenInDenmark) March 9, 2021
The HuffPost Union, part of the Writers Guild of America, slammed the decision on Tuesday.
Today, we learned that 33 of our colleagues — nearly 30% of our unit — will be laid off. We are devastated and infuriated, particularly after an exhausting year of covering a pandemic and working from home. This is also happening less than a month after HuffPost was acquired by BuzzFeed. We never got a fair shot to prove our worth. These layoffs reiterate the importance of forming a union and advocating for our colleagues. We are glad that we are protected by a collective bargaining agreement and that our colleagues will receive severance. Our union will continue fighting to make HuffPost a more just and equitable workplace, including pushing for clear and accountable commitments to hiring and promoting more people of color and for transparency around pay equity.Conservative Twitter was quick to remind the laid off leftist advocates that they can simply start building solar panels, as climate czar John Kerry suggested pipeline workers do after Joe Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline in January.
Journalists gonna need to learn how to make solar panels.
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) March 9, 2021
Don’t worry HuffPost journalists, you’ll soon be able to get jobs building solar panels in the new Biden economy!
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 9, 2021
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 9, 2021
Even in Biden’s America, it seems that peddling fake news for the Democrat machine doesn’t guarantee job security.

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Original Story: BuzzFeed Lays Off 47 HuffPost Employees Following Merger

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