Internal JC Penney’s traffic-light layoff system under fire The chain reportedly asked managers to categorize employees as “green,” “yellow” or “red,” for targeting layoffs. Communication experts say the system is flawed. By Matt WilsonMarch 7, 2013 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.