Report: Star institutes more furloughs

Hearne Christopher writes that Star publisher Mi-Ai Parrish has instituted a second furlough week for editorial staffers.

In an email to the staff, she wrote:

“Economic recovery continues to be sluggish and uneven, and in that light I’ve made the decision to require a second one-week furlough by the end of this year,” Parrish wrote in an email to staffers. “All senior team members and most employees at the Kansas City Starwill be required to take the furlough. Details about the furlough will be distributed today.

“Furloughs are tough, and I understand how disruptive they are for all of us. It’s a step we sought to avoid. You have shown your resilience time and again, for which I’m grateful. Thank you for your commitment to our readers and our community every day.
Please ask me, HR or any member of the senior team if you have questions. Thank you.”


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