Wednesday, December 3, 2008

C-J lays off 51 as part of broader Gannett cutback

The Courier-Journal has laid off 51 employees, including 17 who volunteered for the severance package, as part of a broader cutback across Gannett Co. Inc.’s local newspaper division.

The layoffs amount to 6.5 percent of the C-J staff.

An additional 18 positions will be left open, Arnold Garson, Courier-Journal president and publisher wrote in a memo today to staff members.

Among the layoffs are pressroom jobs that are tied to a move to operate one press instead of two most weekdays.

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