Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kansas City Star orders furloughs, buyouts

The Kansas City Star is ordering one-week unpaid furloughs for most of its employees and offering voluntary buyouts as it continues to deal with falling revenues.

Publisher Mark Zieman told employees in a memo Tuesday there was no target number for buyouts, but it would be smaller than the most recent round of layoffs. Those cuts were announced in March, when The Star said it planned to lay off 150 employees.

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