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Spanish newspapers cut 1,284 jobs in 2009

Spanish newspapers cut 1,284 jobs in 2009

Last year, the Spanish press employed 11.1 percent less workers than in 2008, according to the Editors Association of Spanish Newspapers, informed.

Newspapers reduced their staff from 11,474 employees to 10,190 mostly to cut costs and cope with the effect of the economic crisis.

General information dailies and sport publications are the ones that have done the biggest cuts of staff by 11.60 percent and 7.83 percent, respectively. Interestingly, newspapers specialized in finance have also laid off personnel without lowering their staff spending.

According the most popular publications in the country, El Pais cut the largest number of jobs (392). El Mundo let go 14 workers whereas ABC reduced its staff by 103.


Clara Mart


2010-12-17 22:47

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