[Chart shows annual workforce change among five divisions]
On a wave of layoffs and other job cuts, employment across the New York Times Co. fell 18% last year from the year before, to 7,665 workers, the company just disclosed in its annual 10-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It was the steepest annual decline in the past six years for the owner of The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other media properties, documents show.
The chart, top, shows the biggest decline was at the NYT Media Group, which includes the Times flagship itself; total employment in the division fell 21% to 3,222 workers. But much of that drop came from the closing of the City & Suburban distribution company. The shuttering was announced in 2008, but didn't take place until early last year.
Employment in the New England Media Group, including the Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, fell 17%.
Company-wide employment by year:
Related: a complete list of the company's SEC filings
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[Image: today's Telegram & Gazette, Newseum]