‘Grab Some Goodby’ Touts Talent From Agency’s Recent Layoffs

Grassroots effort to get staffers hired elsewhere

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners endured painful layoffs in recent weeks, letting at least 100 people go after losing Sprint and parting ways with Hewlett-Packard. Now, a former Goodby employee who left in 2010 has launched a website, GrabSomeGoodby.com, in an effort to get some of those laid-off staffers hired by other agencies. "GrabSomeGoodby.com is a tribute to the talented folks at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners who were affected by the latest layoffs," the site reads. "It was created to act as a directory of those people who are now available to do work for you. … Help turn this situation into a positive thing. Getting some Goodby at your agency is a great thing." The site was launched by JD Beebe, who writes: "I have no financial gain in the recruitment or employment of these newly-available workers. As a former GSP employee, I want to lend support to the people that made this agency so great, many of whom I call friends. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is an amazing place to work and that is because of the people. Help them and they'll help make your agency that much better."