By: Joe Strupp
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution eliminated 21 jobs in its information technology department, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which added the June 18 cuts were part of a restructuring.
AJC spokesperson Jennifer Morrow told the paper that 30 full-time positions were eliminated but nine of them were open, resulting in 21 employees cut.
The job cuts come less than two months after the paper announced a restructuring of its circulation department, cutting 62 positions and reducing distribution operations down to 49 counties.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper saw a daily circulation drop of 8.5% to 326,907, in the six months ending March 31, 2008. Sunday circulation during the same period fell 5% to 497,149. That decline followed a 9.1% circulation reduction in the previous six-month period.