He had been threatened with the axe after being named as one of two staff at Trinity Mirror’s West Midlands titles whose posts were at risk.
However following a consultation period, Trinity Mirror has confirmed that the redundancy notice has now been formally lifted.
Since the redundancy notice was issued in March, Jon has been shortlisted for the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year prize at the Regional Press Awards for 2014, having been shortlisted for the same award 12 months ago.
He was also named Business Journalist of the Year at last year’s Midlands Media Awards, repeating his 2013 triumph.
Jon began his career at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph in 1975 and first joined the then Birmingham Evening Mail in 1978.
He had stints at the Coventry Telegraph and then the Wolverhampton Express and Star before rejoining the Mail in April 1996
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson told HTFP: “I can confirm the redundancy notice affecting Jon Griffin has been formally withdrawn.”
The other post at risk was that of a Coventry Telegraph employee who works in an administrative role.