Anonymous@10:10 a.m. just posted the following: "Reports of 15 layoffs in Cincinnati newsroom today." Note: That would be at the low end of a figure I was given several weeks ago by one of my better-placed readers.
Yesterday, meanwhile, The Indianapolis Star laid off 11 advertising department employees, mostly in sales, according to a Gannett Blogger.
And Arizona Republic Publisher John Zidich announced the closing of the Phoenix Offset Plant in nearby Chandler, which prints USA Today; internal Republic work, and some commercial jobs. A blog reader there estimates the closure will eliminate about 40 jobs by the end of July.
These austerity measures follow weeks of speculation that Gannett was about to bump up its ongoing payroll trimming. GCI has been in a nearly constant layoff mode for more than a year now, interrupted only by sudden increases in cuts.
Yesterday's moves bring to 135 the estimated number of job cuts announced at 15 U.S. sites in the current quarter, which ends June 30. Worldwide, Gannett employs more than 30,000 workers.
Is your worksite represented on this read-only layoff spreadsheet? If not, please add your paper's information in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, write jimhopkins[at]gmail[dot-com]; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the rail, upper right.
[Image: today's front page, Newseum]