The Telegraph in Macon reports that it will lay off 30-percent of its workforce. The McClatchy Newspaper chain, which owns the paper, says the 58 positions are in the production department. The Telegraph will now be printed in Columbus and driven to Macon for distribution.Columbus is the home of the McClatchy owned, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. News deadlines will be adjusted in order to get the paper delivered on time. Both papers are owned by the McClatchy Company. Nationwide McClatchy is trying to cut 100-million dollars in expenses. The cuts in Macon are expected to save the company 1-million dollars a year. The company is also freezing employees pension plans and contributions to 401k's.
Moving printing operations must have been in the works before todays announcement of cutbacks, so I assume more position eliminations will be coming.
Just a few months back, Telegraph publisher George McCanless said the Telegraph planned to purchase the inserter machine from the Modesto Bee.
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