LA Times Announces More Layoffs
The Los Angeles Times has announced another round of layoffs, this time in the press room.
The company said in a statement that it would lay off at least ten pressroom employees “in response to the decline in revenue and page counts." Pressman Ed Padgett reported that "twenty-eight full time employees working in Packaging and Distribution, and Paper Handling have been offered buyouts in Operations," as of two weeks ago.
The paper has been hit hard this summer, cutting editorial positions just three weeks ago. One of the paper's biggest cuts during the recession eliminated 250 positions in mid-2008.
The Times currently employs 127 employees at its one printing facility, according to Fishbowl LA. The paper closed its second printing facility, located in Orange County, to cut costs last year. Layoffs will likely begin on or about August 28, 2011.