The Pueblo Chieftain's staff is now slightly smaller. The newspaper let 11 employees go.
According to Chieftain Managing Editor Steven Henson, most of the employees were in production areas. More than 200 people are on the Chieftan's staff.
Here is the complete statement from the newspaper regarding the layoffs:
From Steve Henson
Chieftain Managing Editor
Jan. 5, 2011
Thursday, The Pueblo Chieftain reduced its staff of more than 200 by 11 employees.
The consolidation of duties, mostly in the production areas, was a
response to the struggling economy, which has affected many businesses.
We believe there will be no changes for our readers or advertisers in content, delivery or customer service. And we will continue to work hard to provide the most complete and comprehensive news operation in Southern Colorado, as we have for 144 years.