Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kingston Whig-Standard lays off seven workers in advertising department

A union representative at the Kingston Whig-Standard says that seven people have been laid off in the newspaper's advertising department as part of a streamlining decision by its owner Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A, TSX:QBR.B).

Debbie Newton, president of the Kingston Typographical Union, says the changes will lay off five advertising builders and two sales assistants.

The ad builders essentially prepared and laid out advertising in the paper - a job that will now be handled out of a centralized location in Barrie, Ont. where other Quebecor papers are also prepared.


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