The Bradenton Herald will eliminate 15 full-time positions, and most of the remaining staff will see their salaries reduced as part of the company’s expense reduction plan.Update on layoffs at other McClatchy newspapers here.
The staff learned details Monday about the cuts, which are part of the reductions announced earlier this month by the Herald’s owner, McClatchy Co. Many other McClatchy newspapers already have announced job cuts, with the expected total to reach 1,600 jobs in efforts to seek at least $110 million in savings over the next year.
At the Herald, the layoffs are from departments throughout the company. Salary reductions will be 2.5 percent for those making $27,500 to $54,999, and 5 percent for those making more. In addition, one-week unpaid furloughs will be implemented in the second half of this year for most employees.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Bradenton Herald eliminates 15 positions, cuts wages
The Bradenton Herald will eliminate 15 positions and implement wage cuts. Here is the story from the paper's web site: