The Seattle Times Co. eliminated 125 positions. 73 were laid off. 52 left voluntarily, with 51 accepting buyout offers.
15 layoffs were newsroom employees, almost wiping out suburban reporters. Another 19 newsroom staffers took buyouts. The Times closed several news bureaus and stopped publishing zoned editions for two counties.
An article in the Times states the cuts stemmed from the need to reduce expenditures as the company battles shrinking revenues.