Gannett community publishing division president Bob Dickey tells his employees that “I am happy to announce USCP [U.S. community publishing] will not institute furloughs in the second quarter.”
We do not foresee any additional furloughs for the rest of 2012.
We have decided to forgo furloughs so everyone can continue to focus on implementing their new subscription model
He adds: “Please be aware, however, that our colleagues at USA TODAY and Gannett Publishing Services today announced second-quarter furloughs.”
To: All USCP Employees
From: Bob Dickey, President of U.S. Community Publishing (USCP)
As we move into the second quarter, there is good news to share: Many of you have asked about potential second quarter furloughs. I am happy to announce USCP will not institute furloughs in the second quarter. We do not foresee any additional furloughs for the rest of 2012.
We have decided to forgo furloughs so everyone can continue to focus on implementing their new subscription model. We are very encouraged by the first-wave rollouts of the new content subscription model, which are performing at expected levels. Your colleagues are embracing the new subscription model being rolled out across USCP this year. Everyone plays an important role in driving the success of this initiative at their local site. To stabilize our business and position us for future growth, we all must remain focused on executing our strategies: to drive digital revenues, stabilize print revenues, develop our passion topics, build audiences across all platforms and promote our new subscription model.
Please be aware, however, that our colleagues at USA TODAY and Gannett Publishing Services today announced second-quarter furloughs.
In closing, it is important that we take this opportunity to also recognize the important contributions made by many of our long-term employees who recently accepted early voluntary retirement offers. Their efforts over the years have contributed a great deal to our company and the communities we serve. They will be missed and we wish them well.
Regards, Bob Dickey