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AJC circulation department cuts (12/10)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Nola4520, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Nola4520

    Nola4520 Member

    Third such cutback since early 2007 will result in net job loss at AJC of 156 (56 full-timers, 100 part-timers) as paper cuts circulation area to 27 counties:

    "The company said 215 employees have been offered involuntary severance packages as part of a restructuring of the circulation department, but that they may apply for 59 jobs created by the changes. The net reduction is 156 full- and part-time positions."

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That sucks...
  3. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Some of the counties being cut are only 30-35 miles south of the Perimeter. That's called cutting to the bone.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Has to be good for small, local papers.
  5. They didn't want it enough.
  6. KG

    KG Active Member

    It's not mentioned, but as some of the home delivery route positions become open, the positions cannot be filled. Those routes are have to be split and delegated to surrounding routes. That would be fine if they were all small routes, but they are not. I would not be surprised the the people on those routes were just fired if they do not "happen" to quit their job soon.
  7. KG

    KG Active Member

    This is quite an advanced warning. What are they going to do if half of the carriers for those counties just stop showing up to work? I know they will expect the district managers and district coordinators to deliver the routes, but are they going to actually pay the coordinators (who are hourly) for all those extra hours? I feel terrible for them right now.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    You mean the ones the Washington Post columnist wants to shut down?
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