LAYOFFS SET AT SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

By: Lucia Moses

Jobs Affected In Classified, Marketing, Production


The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News editorial side may have escaped the chopping block after Jay T. Harris resigned as publisher to protest budget cuts, but the business side wasn’t so lucky.

Fifteen people in classified, marketing, and production will be laid off Monday unless they find other jobs at the Knight Ridder newspaper, a response to the slowing economy. As for the newsroom, management said it would achieve cuts there through attrition.

Another Knight Ridder paper, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal – where planned layoffs also sparked an outcry – recently laid off 15 people, including seven news staffers.



Lucia Moses (lmoses@editorandpublisher.com) is an associate editor covering business for E&P.



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