Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Post-Crescent cuts 25 positions

Twenty-four employees were given layoff notices at The Post-Crescent this week as part of a 10 percent work force reduction throughout the newspaper's parent company, Gannett Co. Inc.

The involuntary layoffs, 5 percent of The P-C's local work force, affected employees in the editorial, advertising, creative services, circulation and finance departments. Another editorial employee accepted a job elsewhere, creating a vacancy that will go unfilled.

... As part of the cutbacks, a weekly newspaper — the Wrightstown Post-Gazette — will close, with its final edition Dec. 12. The Post-Gazette is a joint product of The Post-Crescent and the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The Denmark Press, another weekly operated by the Press-Gazette, will cease publication Dec. 17.

Across Gannett Wisconsin Media's 10 markets with daily newspapers, 74 employees were laid off, with 18 more vacancies created by attrition or by leaving positions unfilled. The Appleton locations house departments that provide services to other Gannett Wisconsin locations for information technology, human resources, finance, online, marketing, production and circulation.

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