Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Westchester Daily Cuts 11% of Staff; Gannett Paper Trimming Approaching 300 Jobs

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Gannett Co.-owned The (Westchester) Journal News has laid off 11 percent of its staff, eliminating 26 jobs, as Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division's blood-letting nears 300 workers pink-slipped, the Gannett Blog (Gannettblog.blogspot.com) reported today.

Seventeen of the Journal News employees terminated worked in the newsroom, reducing the daily's total workforce to 206. Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper publisher, has been tight-lipped about the latest round of staff reductions, but the Gannett Blog tally is roughly 280 jobs lost across 45 sites. Even the Gannett Government Media division was not spared, as the Army Times drummed 17 staffers off the premises last month.

The U.S. Community Publishing division employs about 18,000. The latest round of layoffs is the company's most severe since June 2011.
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