Hiring freeze in effect at Globe and Mail

The publisher of The Globe and Mail put an “indefinite” hiring freeze in place at the newspaper.

At the bottom of a Nov. 28 news story about layoffs at CTV, Globe reporter Richard Blackwell writes:

“Yesterday, Phillip Crawley, publisher of The Globe and Mail – another CTVglobemedia property – told staff that an indefinite hiring freeze is now in effect at the media organization, and further efforts will be made to cut costs. Capital spending, travel and entertainment expenses will be trimmed, along with marketing and freelance costs. Some contract employees and consultants will be let go, he said.

Mr. Crawley would not rule out possible layoffs in the future, but said that would be a last resort.”