The Burlington Free Press is laying off six people. The six, from throughout the company, were notified yesterday.
The six represent less than 3 percent of the 213 employees at Vermont’s largest newspaper. The paper cites advertising revenues hurt by the poor economy.
Laid off workers will get a week’s pay for each year of service, and continuing medical coverage throughout the severance period.
Last week, owner Gannett Co. announced plans to eliminate 1,000 jobs, including 600 layoffs, across its newspaper operations. The company said 400 jobs would be eliminated through attrition and leaving vacant posts unfilled.