Wichita Eagle Cuts 14 Jobs Amid McClatchy Layoffs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The Wichita Eagle reports it will lay off 14 workers as its share of the 1,600 layoffs its parent company is making nationwide.

The paper reported Tuesday that the cuts amount to 5 percent of the Eagle's work force. That's far below the 15 percent employment cuts that parent firm The McClatchy Co. is making companywide.

Eagle Publisher Pam Siddall says the Eagle was able to minimize cutbacks because of its financial performance. She says the Eagle is one of McClatchy's top financial performers.

The Eagle also reduced hours for several employees and cut wages for most remaining workers.

Another McClatchy newspaper, The Kansas City Star, expects to lay off 150 employees or about 15 percent of its work force.

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