You’d think that in today’s connected world that when one of the large employers in the state of Utah has a significant reduction in force that it would get reported in the papers or on someone’s blog.
Last Thursday MyFamily.com apparently had a large reduction in force, but I haven’t seen any mention in the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune or Daily Herald. Here are the recent Daily Herald articles on MyFamily.com.
Using Google’s blogsearch, I found that Dennis Partridge, an Ancestry affiliate, mentioned the MyFamily layoffs in his blog, but that’s the only mention I can find.
I tried Technorati, Feedster, (which was amazingly slow) and Ice Rocket, but didn’t find anything in a cursory scan of search results.
So this latency in company news reaching the outside has given me a great idea, which we will discuss today in our weekly Provo Labs management meeting.
By the way, I’m not currently associated with MyFamily.com (except as a very small minority shareholder), since leaving the company four years ago. I co-founded the company along with Dan Taggart in 1997. (We had launched the Ancestry.com web site in June 1996 and acquired Ancestry publishing company later that year.)
Provo Labs is hiring people to work on content acquisition (and digitization), web development (especially data prep and search), and internet marketing for several of our properties (including Worldhistory.com and LDSMedia, as well as a yet-to-be named genealogy site), so if you know someone who was affected by the layoffs at MyFamily.com, please send them our way. You can submit your resume to Provo Labs online.
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