Statesman to layoff 25, cut pay for others

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 12:19 PM

BOISE - The Idaho Statesman is cutting back in an effort to deal with changes in business conditions and the sour economy.

Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish tells NewsChannel 7 the paper will cut ten percent of its workforce - or 25 jobs.

Most staffers who remain employed will face a pay cut. Employees making $25,000 to $50,000 will take a three percent pay cut, those making $50,000 to $100,000 will make five percent less - and those making more than $100,000 per year will have their pay cut by ten percent.

Parrish says that a number of measures taken by the organization in recent months has saved an amount of money equal to 99 jobs.

The layoffs are part of recently announced cuts by McClatchy, Co. to trim more than 1600 jobs across the company.

The Idaho Statesman has cut a total of 66 jobs in the past six months.

Tonight on News at Ten, Doug Petcash looks at the role the Statesman and other newspapers have played in the Boise community, and how cuts like this could have an impact on the future.

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