Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Layoffs Hit FamilySearch Staff

This is old news, but you may not have heard before. I came across it on my way to the FGS conference and this is the first chance I’ve had to tell you.

The Salt Lake Tribune wrote on 13 August 2013 that, “The LDS Church has laid off 13 computer-tech staffers in its Family History Department.” The Family History Department of the Church is known externally as FamilySearch. The layoffs had occurred the previous week.

The article was pretty short. The only other information given about the FamilySearch layoffs was a quote from a Church spokesperson.

“Though this number is relatively small, we are mindful of the individuals and families affected by these changes,” said Ruth Todd. “These employees will each receive a generous severance package to assist them as they seek new employment.”

You can read the complete article on the Salt Lake Tribune website.

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