San Diego Union-Tribune lays off 178 employees
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Union-Tribune announced Tuesday that it has laid off 178 of its 603 employees, according to the newspaper.
The layoffs follow the purchase of the newspaper by Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times, for $85 million. The sale was completed last week.
Among those laid off were 100 operations employees, the Union-Tribune reported. Other cuts were made in circulation, advertising sales and finance.
Nine of the 173 newsroom staff members were let go.
Tribune will assume the San Diego daily’s pension debt and take over nine community publications as part of the transaction.
A regional operating organization called the California News Group will oversee both the San Diego newspaper and the Los Angeles Times, Tribune’s other major holding in Southern California.