Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Associated Press lays off undisclosed number of workers as part of 10 percent payroll cut

The Associated Press laid off an undisclosed number of news employees Tuesday as part of the cooperative's yearlong plan to cut worldwide payroll expenses by 10 percent.

AP spokesman Paul Colford refused to specify how many jobs were eliminated Tuesday or in previous months from the news staff and other departments throughout the company. He said the not-for-profit organization intended to realize the targeted payroll savings by the end of the year even as the AP is looking to hire people in other positions.

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