|The Journal Times newspaper in Racine told state officials Monday it will cut 39 production jobs. (Photo: Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
he Journal Times plans to cut 39 jobs that appear to be associated with production of the daily newspaper in Racine.
Positions being eliminated include press operators, maintenance workers and packaging associates. The Journal Times, part of Lee Enterprises Inc., notified state officials of the job cuts Monday. The layoffs are expected to take place on July 14.
Mark Lewis, president and publisher of The Journal Times, referred an inquiry to the Lee corporate offices in Davenport, Iowa. Lee’s communications director, Charles Arms, told a reporter to contact The Journal Times.
Lee publishes about 50 daily newspapers, including several in Wisconsin. Among the Wisconsin dailies are the Kenosha News, which Lee bought in January; the La Crosse Tribune; and, through the company’s stake in Madison Newspapers Inc., the Wisconsin State Journal.
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