St. Cloud Times owner says no second-quarter furloughs

Knocking down a blog report I passed on this morning, a Gannett Co. spokeswoman says there will be no second-quarter furloughs in the company’s U.S. Community Papers division, which includes the St. Cloud Times. The Gannettoid report, quoting an unnamed company senior vice-president, had said furloughs would be limited to staffers making more than $90,000. However, James Romenesko’s Poynter Online blog posted the company’s denial late this afternoon, and Jim Hopkins’ Gannett blog has posted a purported company memo here.

If this all shakes out thusly, the newspaper division’s pay freeze and furloughs will end April 1, which is good news for all employees.

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  1. Submitted by rolf westgard on 03/21/2010 - 04:10 am.

    We need quality regional papers like the St Cloud Times, Brainerd Dispatch, Duluth News Trib, etc

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