Hearst: Times Union looking to cut six to nine jobs

In a conversation today, Publisher George Hearst said the company’s aim is to get six to nine people to accept a buyout. That number would include both Guild-covered employees in editorial and exempt employees companywide.

The exact number would vary depending on who takes the buyout, he said.

Hearst said there were no specific positions being targeted at this point.

The Guild’s committee on the buyouts is working to finalize its response to the company’s offer. The parties are tentatively slated to meet at noon Thursday.

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