‘Pioneer Press’ Offers Buyouts

By: Joe Strupp

Following a year when it had to endure dozens of staff cuts, the Saint Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press is offering buyouts to 24 employees in its circulation and editorial departments.

Pioneer Press Publisher Harold Higgins said the offer was made last month to a group of workers who have until the end of this month to decide whether to accept or reject it.

The latest cost-cutting effort comes months after 52 workers took similar offers to leave the paper. Explaining the need for the additional cutback, Higgins said, “Business continues to be weak.”

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