On Friday, a tipster tipped us off to the fact that roughly 30 employees had been laid off by the Jets. But before assuming that this was the tip of an iceberg of job losses in the event of a looming lockout, we obtained confirmation and an explanation from the team.
According to Jets spokesman Bruce Speight, roughly 30 jobs were eliminated in connection with the completion of the sales effort at the new stadium.
It’s unclear why the effort ended less than a week after a playoff run, especially since now would be a good time to redouble efforts to sell tickets and PSLs and other stuff for the 2011 season.
Then again, with the real possibility that there will be no 2011 season, the sales effort would have been a little bit harder.
So, yeah, it looks like job losses tied to the lockout already are beginning.