Owner: Seattle Times Co.
Effective: Dec. 8, 2011
Five newsroom, seven “operations,” two finance, and six advertising and marketing employees were laid off. “It’s really driven by the ongoing economic downturn as well as our desire to position the Times to compete in tomorrow’s information marketplace,” Times spokeswoman Jill Mackie told The Stranger. “So, as a part of that, we’re reducing costs and part of that is a limited number of targeted layoffs. These layoffs are designed to minimize the impact on our ability to provide outstanding journalism to the community.”
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; The Stranger via Paper Cuts tips