The 10 jobs just eliminated at the St. Cloud Times would follow the Minnesota newspaper's nearly 11% reduction during December's Gannett-wide cuts; that left the paper with about 194 positions. Today, Anonymous@10:41 a.m. said an Argus Leader human resources employee in Sioux Falls, S.D., traveled to St. Cloud to help tell workers over the past three days; the paper reportedly no longer employs an on-site HR representative.
"Not sure why she came, as she doesn't leave the office," wrote @10:41 a.m. "Our publisher and few managers were on furlough this week. Publisher did not have to give up the company car for a week, however. One accounting person was escorted out of the building. . . . We still have more assistants than sales on the street, and more managment than we can ever imagine. Wow, this is crazy. Stay tuned."
Publisher William Albrecht has been the top executive since October 2001. St. Cloud's circulation fell 4.1%, to 25,449 daily, on Sept. 30 from a year before. Sunday was unchanged, Deutsche Bank says.
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