3 months after a round of layoffs that shrank the staff by 8%, the Sacramento Bee yesterday announced more cuts. This time though, through voluntary buyouts. 87 full and part-time employees accepted the offer, which included 23 newsroom employees.
A story in the Bee indicates that Publisher Cheryl Dell said they won’t know for a couple of weeks if the buyouts did the trick. She said tomorrow will be the last day for many taking the buyouts, but some will work into November. No word yet on how much money the buyouts will save.