Owner: Gannett Co. Inc.
Effective: July 9, 2009
106 full-time and 19 part-time employees at the the Daily Record and five other New Jersey newspapers were laid off. Of those employees, 31 were laid off at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill and 9 were laid off at the Daily Journal in Vineland.
Source: Daily Record; Paper Cuts comment
* Updated July 15, 2009, with layoffs at the Courier-Post.
** Updated July 18, 2009, with layoffs at the Daily Journal.
JULY 9, 2009
Gannett Co. Inc. has eliminated 106 full-time and 19 part-time positions at its six newspapers in New Jersey due to the continued impact of the recession.
The company began notifying the affected employees late Wednesday night and the notifications continued throughout Thursday at the Asbury Park Press, the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, the Courier News in Somerville, the Daily Record in Parsippany and the Daily Journal in Vineland.
“We had hoped to avoid additional reductions in our workforce,” said Thomas M. Donovan, president and publisher of the Asbury Park Press and vice president of Gannett’s East Newspaper Group. “But, unfortunately, this recession is deep and severe. Advertising revenues have not rebounded and, as we looked at economic forecasts for the second half of 2009, we had to make further reductions.”