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Jan 5, 2012 1:00 PM by David Ortiviz

Layoffs announced at Pueblo newspaper

Some newspaper workers are out of a job after The Pueblo Chieftain announced a round of layoffs this morning. Eleven employees were let go according to managing editor Steve Henson. The Chieftain employees about 200 workers.

"The consolidation of duties, mostly in the production areas, was a response to the struggling economy, which has affected many businesses," said Henson in a written statement.

The cuts affected both part-time and full-time employees. Henson says the workers were given severance pay and pay for unused vacation.

Two police officers were called to maintain the peace at the newspaper's office on W. 6th St. Henson says there were no problems and the officers were called as a precautionary measure.

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