Mark Zieman, publisher of The Star, said in a memo to employees that the newspaper was "still developing our plan to address these expense cuts. Unfortunately, we know these cuts will include job eliminations. But we are also exploring several other alternatives to limit the number of layoffs. We will share these details with you just as soon as they are final."
The cuts would represent the fourth time since June that The Star has eliminated positions. In November, the newspaper notified about 50 employees that they were being let go. That came after The Star eliminated about 120 jobs in June, or about 10 percent of The Star's workforce at the time, and after another 65 employees were laid off or accepted buyouts in September.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Kansas City Star cutting more employees
In what is becoming a regular occurrence, the Kansas City Star today announced that more employees are going to be fired as a result of parent company McClatchy Newspapers' restructuring: