NEW YORK - The New York Times has laid off at least 18 newsroom employees in the latest round of cutbacks driven by the newspaper’s financial woes.
Most of the people losing their jobs were notified yesterday and Wednesday. That’s according to Bill O’Meara, president of the New York Newspaper Guild, the union that represents the workers who were let go.
In October, the newspaper said it would trim 100 jobs from its newsroom, leaving about 1,150 reporters and editors.
Management hoped to avoid layoffs with buyout packages, but only 73 union and nonunion workers accepted, O’Meara said.
Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty said the newspaper still expects to reach its goal of 100 newsroom job cuts by year’s end.