Layoffs hit newspaper design staff in TC

May 8, 2019

Credit Morgan Springer / Interlochen Public Radio

Five people who design newspaper layouts were laid off in Traverse City on Tuesday. They worked for CNHI, the company that owns the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Record-Eagle Publisher Paul Heidbreder says the employees were part of a local "design hub" that worked on layouts for newspapers across the country, but CNHI is reducing the number of papers designed out of Traverse City. 

He says this design staff was completely separate from the Record-Eagle's budget, and the layoffs will not affect the paper's design.

"It is always disappointing," says Heidbreder. "[These are] very talented and wonderful people."

Heidbreder says currently more layoffs are not expected.