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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