Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – 112 employees at Syracuse’s iconic newspaper, The Post-Standard, were told that they will no longer be working at the newspaper at the end of January.
According to an employee who spoke with NewsChannel 9, workers received a list on Monday of positions that would be eliminated. Specific names of employees were not included in the list.
The workers will retain their positions through Jan. 31, 2013, the employee said.
On Friday, Syracuse.com reported that it would be talking with employees regarding their future at the company in its transition to two new companies. A report on Syracuse.com
on Friday indicated that many of the newspaper’s employees will be offered new positions in the company they are forming, while others will be offered severance packages.
In August, a report on Syracuse.com
indicated that the company would be reforming as two new entities – Syracuse Media Group and Advanced Central Services Syracuse – and also changing its circulation strategy, switching from everyday delivery to delivery three days a week at the beginning of the new year.
The paper will still have a hardcopy component in Onondaga County only. But they will evaluate whether or not they want to continue providing it.