The company also eliminates 12 open positions at the Tampa Tribune, WFLA, TBO.com and some smaller publications.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The company that operates the Tampa Tribune has laid off 53 more employees and eliminated 12 open positions.
The cuts were announced Monday by the Florida Communications Group, which operates the Tribune, WFLA-TV, TBO.com and some smaller publications. The group is part of Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc.
The company blamed continuing declines in the local advertising market.
The company also has closed two local lifestyle publications and added three more unpaid furlough days to the 10 days employees must take before the end of September.
Most of the laid-off employees worked in operations rather than newsrooms, which have seen their own layoffs in the last 12 months.