Employees at The New Haven Register received a letter in the mail recently stating that they may be laid off on April 17, The New Haven Independent reports.
The people still left working at New Haven’s daily newspaper learned they may be out of a job come April 17. Their employer, the Journal Register Company, has notified the state labor department that it may lay off all the company’s 285 Connecticut employees on that date. Or it may not. The decision is up to the company’s “new” owners. Who are also, in effect, its current owners.
The report in the New Haven Independent also said company officials are saying the notification is a routine part of a bankruptcy filing, the company's second in four years:
John Paton, CEO of Digital First, the company that runs the chain, called the letter “a standard part of the bankruptcy process,” “nothing out of the ordinary,” and “driven by the legal aspects of the process.” “I cannot speak for the potential new owners but we have communicated to them the strength of JRC’s talented employees,” he told the Independent in an email message.