Alabama workers are facing layoffs at the state’s Blue Bell Creameries facilities and at Walter Energy.
Blue Bell is trimming its workforce nationally due to the temporary closure over listeria concerns. Over 250 Blue Bell employees in the state will be temporarily furloughed, with another 45 losing their jobs entirely. Blue Bell recently stated that they’ll be cutting a third of their workforce nationwide.
The Anniston Star plans to discontinue its Monday print edition in October and make other cost-cutting moves while refocusing on digital content.
The newspaper, owned by Consolidated Publishing Co., in announcing the changes said the Monday paper is the smallest in advertising and circulation. Editor Bob Davis said readers can access new content on Mondays on the newspaper's website (http://www.annistonstar.com).