Clarion-Ledger cuts 33 positions

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Mississippi's largest newspaper has announced a staff reduction of 9 percent, citing declining ad revenue and rising expenses.

The Clarion-Ledger will cut 33 jobs, including 11 staff positions, through involuntary layoffs, severance offers and attrition.

The announcement comes after the newspaper's corporate parent, Gannett, announced a 10 percent across-the-board work force reduction at its 84 daily newspapers. Other newspapers in the chain are also reducing their staffs this week.

All Clarion-Ledger departments were affected by the reduction in force, which is effective immediately. Severed workers will be compensated with a week of pay for every year of service, up to a maximum of 26 weeks.

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