Gannett's 10 Wisconsin Newspapers Laying Off

APPLETON, Wis. AP) -- A 10 percent work force cut at the nation's largest newspaper company, USA Today publisher Gannett Co., will mean layoffs in Wisconsin.

Across Gannett's 10 Wisconsin markets with daily newspapers, 74 employees were laid off, with 18 more vacancies created by attrition or by leaving positions unfilled.

Gannett will soon stop publishing the Denmark Press and Wrightstown Post Gazette.

Gannett, based in McLean, Va., has 84 metro and community dailies and USA Today, the nation's largest newspaper by circulation.

The company's 10 Wisconsin newspapers are in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Marshfield, Wausau, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.

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