36 staffers to be cut at Telegram & Gazette
From the paper itself, this afternoon:
Publisher Bruce Gaultney notified the staff of planned cuts and other changes in an e-mail to employees this afternoon.
The current workforce of about 600 will be reduced by 36, Mr. Gaultney said. Employees in news, advertising and certain other departments will be offered severance packages. If the buyout offer doesnâ€™t reach its goal, the company will have an involuntary severance program, or layoffs.
The Telegram & Gazette has had previous rounds of buyouts, including two earlier this year.
- Newspapers down 3.5%; T&G down 4%
- Newspapers down 2.6%; T&G down 5%
- Newspapers down 2%; T&G down 11%
We should expect the next T&G circulation figures in October or November.
The fading of the T&G is bad news all around. Local blogging has been on the rise in the past year, but still nobody’s emerged to pick up the slack from the T&G.
Update: Buck Paxton suggests some layoff targets.
Cross-posted at Worcesterite.