Slumping Ledger-Enquirer makes more cuts

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For the third time since last June, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has cut its work force.

According to the newspaper's website, 20 positions will be eliminated, reducing the staff by 11 percent.

13 of those positions are open and will not be filled, while the remaining seven jobs will be cut from the current work force.

The Ledger-Enquirer is owned by The McClatchy Company, which operates 30 newspapers across the country.

The move comes in accordance with a March 9th mandate by McClatchy to cut its workforce by 1,600 jobs, or 15 percent of its overall workforce.

-Information in this article was obtained from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's website and The McClatchy Company's website.