WASHINGTON: Powell Tate announced layoffs last week, cutting seven
people from its roster and implementing "salary givebacks" among senior
Founder Jody Powell blamed a combination of client losses and smaller
budgets. "In a few cases - particularly in the tech area - clients have
run out of money," he said.
Powell, whose firm was bought as part of The Cassidy Companies by
Shandwick International in 1999, said the layoffs touched lower and
mid-level staffers across all areas. Senior staff members were given