"'It's complicated.' He then referenced the economy, housing market, and major national retailers dropping advertising. He also mentioned something about centralizing finance, and we may lose jobs there. 'So long as it doesn't get worse, we should be ok,' I believe was how he ended it."
Across the U.S. newspapers, layoffs are virtually guaranteed, according to division President Bob Dickey. In a memo to employees after announcing the 700 layoffs, he said: "We will do all that we can to avoid further layoffs outside of those related to ongoing consolidations."