‘Battle Creek Enquirer’ Cuts Staff in Half

By: E&P Staff

The Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer may set a record for the deepest cuts among all of Gannett?s newspapers: It is planning to eliminate 18 full-time and 32 part-time jobs, nearly half its 105-person staff, according to an online report by the Enquirer.

Many of those jobs will come from the newspaper’s mailroom. The move excludes delivery people, who serve the paper as independent contractors.

Also, the Enquirer plans to relocate its printing operations to Lansing, Mich., in January and will move its copyediting and newspaper-design functions to Port Huron by early February. Both the Lansing and Port Huron papers are owned by Gannett Co. Inc.

Gannett recently reported an 11% drop in third-quarter revenues — to $1.6 billion.

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