Gannett plant in Lakeland to print Tampa Bay Occasions

Instances Publishing Co. declared on Wednesday it has signed a a few-calendar year settlement with Gannett, the country’s largest newspaper chain, to print the Tampa Bay Times at Gannett’s operations heart in Lakeland.

Gannett will get started printing the Times in March. The Periods will near its production facility in St. Petersburg.

Gannett’s Lakeland plant currently makes some of Gannett’s Florida newspapers, additionally the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times and Wall Road Journal.

Instances Publishing issued a necessary 60-working day detect to about 90 entire-time and 60 component-time workers who will get rid of their jobs when the transition is entire. Gannett intends to increase its functions team in Lakeland and has stated some work opportunities could go to Times employees.

The choice does not have an effect on the Times’ independent possession or other elements of the newspaper. Times journalists, who still make up the largest newsroom in Florida, will continue to report the news. Gross sales employees will sell and agenda advertising. But instead of transmitting closing web page models to its possess print facility, the Times will ship web pages to Lakeland.