Thursday, May 7, 2009

San Diego Union-Tribune Cuts 192 Jobs

The San Diego Union-Tribune is cutting 192 jobs in another round of layoffs affecting all departments at the newspaper, the Associated Press reported tonight.

The Union-Tribune said Thursday the layoffs amount to about 18 percent of its staff, which will be reduced to about 850 workers after the cuts become effective July 6.

The layoffs come three days after Platinum Equity, a Beverly Hills private equity firm, completed its acquisition of the newspaper from Copley Press Inc.

The newspaper did not disclose the number of cuts in each department, including in the newsroom.

“These are tough times for the entire newspaper industry, and a time of transition for the Union-Tribune,” said Drew Schlosberg, the company's director of community and public relations, said in a Union-Tribune story. “Any decision to reduce staff is difficult.
“We will be working diligently to make the transition for those affected as easy as possible. ”


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