There are few things in life that seem to never change: Death, Taxes and layoffs at the Kansas City Star.
Beleagured KC Star employees, who were given mandatory furloughs earlier this year, saw eight full-time co-workers given their pink slips today along with four part-timers. Reportedly, none of those let go were journalists.
In addition, several open positions will not be filled going forward.
The Sports Department was not impacted although a designer left last month to take a position outside of the newspaper industry. Reportedly, departing Kent Babb’s prestigious columnist position is to be filled, but time will tell if and when that becomes a reality.
Ironically, today is the 132nd Birthday of the Star’s founding on September 18, 1880.
Bottom Line has exclusively acquired a memo issued today to Star employees by President and Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish at the McClatchy-owned newspaper: