The Telegram & Gazette will outsource all of its home delivery distribution in April, and will lay off about 35 full- and part-time employees in its circulation department, according to an announcement to the staff this morning by publisher Bruce Gaultney.
In recent years I’ve come to see that the core business of a newspaper is printing and distribution. Thinking about what it means for a company to outsource core stuff.
Update: Here’s a longer version of the story that suggests getting rid of union employees might have been a factor.
The cuts of 17 full-time and 18 part-time employees represent 7.7 percent of the company’s work force, said Kathlene Donahue, director of marketing for the T&G. Ten circulation employees will remain after the transition, she said.