Union Tribune eliminates 192 positions

The San Diego Union-Tribune announced Thursday it is eliminating 192 positions, including a number of newsroom jobs, as part of a post-sale restructuring.

The layoff announcement comes three days after completion of the sale of
the Union-Tribune to Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity.

“These are difficult times for the entire newspaper industry, and a time of transition for the Union-Tribune,” said Drew Schlosberg, the newspaper’s director of community and public relations. “Any decision to reduce staff is painful, as it means saying goodbye to longtime friends and exceptionally talented colleagues.”

The layoffs, which will be effective July 6, cut across all departments, according to the statement from the newspaper. Affected employees were notified today by senior management.

Those laid off will receive transition assistance and employee termination benefits once they leave the company, according to the Union-Tribune statement.

Amid declining advertisement revenues in recent years, the Union-Tribune had already significantly trimmed its workforce through previous rounds of layoffs and buyouts.

Related posts:

  1. SD Union Tribune announces sale
  2. County to eliminate 27 positions
  3. Del Mar Fairgrounds clarifies furlough confusion
  4. Unusual plan for international airport
  5. DM Fairgrounds sells naming rights to Albertsons

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=7733

Posted by Pat Sherman on May 7, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Next step in Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club sale likely to be mid-October
    The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club board won’t likely make a decision on the sale of its clubhouse until mid-October, according to co-president Fred Wasserman. The 1.04-acre property, home to the 7,974-square-foot clubhouse, has been listed with Colliers International and the realtors are handling all offers submitted. Nobody on the board is discussing the offe […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe water district director resigns after qualifying for ballot
    An announcement by John Ingalls, a 12-year veteran of the Santa Fe Irrigation District board, that he would immediately step down from his seat and not seek a fourth term, means that none of the three open seats on the panel will be contested at the voting booth this November. Ingalls, a Rancho Santa Fe resident who had filed his papers to run for a fourth t […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]