Houston Chronicle Staffers Facing Buyouts, Layoffs
Back in July we wrote about how staffers at theHouston Chronicle
werewalking on eggshells
over rumors of cuts and layoffs.
Well, if the devil you know is better than the one you don't, then they could be feeling better. But not by much.
The numbers are in -- publisher Jack Sweeney sent a letter to employees today seeking volunteers for buyouts as the paper hopes to cut about 80 full-time positions.
And, of course, if not enough people volunteer, then layoffs loom.
The 80 positions equal about five to six percent of the full-time staff at the paper.
Not a good way to start September, for the Chron folks. Hope things don't get ugly.
-- Richard Connelly
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