Journal Sentinel to lay off 10 percent of workforce

About 130 people are expected to be out of the job after Journal Sentinel, Inc. said they will cut about 10 percent of their full-time workforce at the paper due to sluggish advertising revenue. The number of layoffs will depend, sources say, on the number of people who take buyouts. It is unclear how many newsroom positions will be affected according to an AP Report.

Read the AP report, published online July 2, 2008: Journal Sentinel to lay off 10 percent of workers

Last October, the Journal Sentinel cut about 50 jobs through buyouts , offering severance packages to employees with 10 years or more of service.

Free magazine MKE, also cut

Also last month, the paper announced it would be cutting its free weekly paper, MKE, similarly because of slumping ad revenue. Staff at the weekly publication were encouraged to apply for jobs open at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MKE’s four-year publication run officially ends on July 10.

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