The newspaper will also leave other positions vacant as part of the broad Gannett job-cutting being rolled out today, The Courier-Journal is now reporting. "Overall, Gannett will eliminate about 1,000 positions, or 3% of its total work force,'' the paper says.
"I know many of you may be wondering if more job eliminations will come in the future,'' newly appointed Publisher Arnold Garson said in a memo to employees. "The only thing I can tell you is that it depends on revenue, and we are working as hard as possible to turn around our revenue declines."
Garson says layoff notices will be completed by Aug. 27, and severance packages will be offered to those who lose jobs. Severance and continued medical benefits will be based on length of service.
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