Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MediaNews employees to take 1 week of unpaid leave

MediaNews Group Inc. said Wednesday that all nonunion employees at its California newspapers will be required to take one week of unpaid leave to help cut costs amid declining advertising revenue.

The work furloughs will affect about 3,300 employees at more than 50 daily and weekly newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and Los Angeles Daily News, said Charlie Kamen, vice president of human resources for the Denver-based company.

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