Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pittsburgh layoffs, consolidation

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review laid off 153 of its 1,100 employees and consolidates newspapers as part of a “sweeping restructuring.”

The company founded by Richard Scaife in October sold The Leader Times, The Daily Courier, The Mount Pleasant Journal, The Independent-Observer, The Ligonier Echo, The Times-Sun, The Blairsville Dispatch and The Jeannette Spirit and are in talks with potential buyers for The Valley Independent and The Daily News. If no one bites, those two will be closed and 91 more employees will be out of work.

The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Valley News Dispatch will morph into one paper, the Tribune-Review, with regional editions and the home delivery area will shrink.

The printing facility in Greensburg will close at the end of the year.

Jennifer L. Bertetto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trib Total Media and 535 Media, made the announcement.

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