On January 6, 2020, Gannett made all production employees at its Columbus Dispatch facility aware that it had decided to permanently close its entire operation. A WARN was sent to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development as well.
The facility is located at 5300 Crosswind Drive in Columbus, Ohio. The layoffs are expected to begin around March 6, 2020. The company may recognize seniority or bumping rights when required to determine the timing of some layoffs.
The final shift for impacted workers is anticipated to be on or around March 6, 2020. Some of the workers are represented by unions. The action will result in 186 workers being laid off. The full WARN can be found here.