BREAKING: Confusion At the Orange County Register

Nervous staffers at the Orange County Register had been considered asking for voluntary layoffs this week, after news spread that future layoffs would include less generous severance packages. (Currently, staffers are offered to two weeks’ pay per each year worked.)

But when staffers asked EIC Ken Brusic about this directly, we hear he announced that was not necessarily the case.

While we don’t know how this will affect employees who are considering the jump into unemployment (the lists are still being finalized), we hope it will keep as many reporter-types at the paper as possible.