Monday, March 22, 2010

MaineToday Media Lays Off At Least 17 People

MaineToday Media Inc. began laying off employees last Thursday, reports WMTV on its website.

The Portland Newspaper Guild has had 17 union members laid off, though not affecting the newsroom or advertising.

The layoffs did affect the distribution, or press room, in South Portland, and other departments in Portland.

The company has had 23 buyouts company-wide. The buyouts did affect news and advertising.

The company consists of the Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel. Maine Today Media Inc. will have more than 50 fewer positions by April.

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