Production of ‘Register Star’ to move to Downers Grove
Online Staff Report
About 10 employees at the Rockford Register Star will be laid off as the daily’s parent company, GateHouse Media, consolidates its copy editing and page design staff to two central production centers.
The consolidation means production of the Register Star will move to Downers Grove. The other production center will be in New England.
Reportedly, the central production centers will open this summer, and staff laid off at the local paper will be able to apply for work at either of the central desks.
As The Rock River Times reported in 2011, portions of the daily’s graphics and advertising design departments were also being outsourced.
GateHouse owns nearly 80 daily newspapers and more than 250 weeklies throughout the country. GateHouse’s stock is currently trading at 7 cents per share.
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