Despite Cost-Cutting, Layoffs At Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journal-SentinelThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cut 39 people yesterday, most in the business departments, E&P reports, representing a 3 percent staff cut.

This is the third round of layoffs this year: in August, the newspaper cut 92 positions through layoffs and through offering buyouts to 37 employees.

In April, the company laid off 31 employees, also on the business side and offered buyouts to nine newsroom workers, the third time since 2007.

The newsroom has been working under a 6.6 percent wage cut since May 3, a concession from the Guild that got the company to agree to spare the newsroom from layoffs through Sept. 30. The wage cut stays in effect until May 2, 2010 at the earliest.