Ann Arbor News and Ann Arbor Radio. "But it's especially hard for a small, locally owned company. Our hearts go out to these people and their families." In addition to the layoffs, an open position will remain unfilled. The reductions affect all departments in the company, which also publishes the Community Observer, the Cit..."/>
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Layoffs at the Observer

Five people lose their jobs

From the February, 2009 issue

The Ann Arbor Observer Company laid off five staff members on Tuesday.

"They're all good people who have contributed tremendously to the Observer's publications," says publisher and co-owner Patricia Garcia. "By sharing in a staff-wide pay freeze, they helped us adjust to a 10 percent decline in advertising sales last year. Just in the last two months, however, sales for the monthly Ann Arbor Observer have dropped another 20 percent.

 
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