Monday, March 9, 2009

Sacramento Bee Cutting More Than 100 Positions

The Sacramento Bee will eliminate 128 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, as revenue continues to fall in the staggering newspaper industry.

Among the cuts will be 29 jobs in the newsroom, 8 in advertising, 62 in circulation and 23 in production. Those surviving the cuts face wage decreases of up to 6 percent and could be forced to take a week of unpaid leave.

The layoffs are the latest in a series of cutbacks at the 152-year-old newspaper, one of 30 daily newspapers under the direction of Sacramento-based McClatchy Co.

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