For the past few days there has been some gossip swirling in my circles about Pillsbury, where I served as a Marketing Director in the LA office for several years. ATL is reporting that 15 attorneys have been laid off. I cannot confirm any of this. I can say that, if true, 15 attorneys, and what about the staff that supports them, have have lost their jobs in a tough economy.

Pillsbury isn’t the first firm in today’s economy, nor will they be the last, to right size, clean house, lay off, whatever you want to call it. However, behind the gossip are some shocked people wondering what they’re going to do.

It can happen to any of us.

As I said in my post Are You Redundant: what are you doing today to increase your value and strengthen your positions within your firms? What are you going to do today to avoid being seen as redundant?