Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The News-Press lays off workers

The News-Press eliminated 63 jobs this week, the second time this year that the anemic economy has prompted cutbacks at the newspaper.

Fifty-six employees were laid off; seven employees voluntarily accepted buyouts. An additional 20 open positions were eliminated for a total workforce reduction of about 14 percent.

The job cuts occurred throughout the company, with the largest number occurring in the printing and manufacturing area. The eliminations are in response to a weak economy and increased newsprint cost, said President and Publisher Carol Hudler.

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