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.

Comments (1)

  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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