Over 200 workers affected by shut down of Enquirer printing plant

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Over 200 workers will be affected by the shutdown of the Cincinnati Enquirer's printing plant on Western Avenue.

An Enquirer representative wrote a letter to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development in August about the shut down of the facility.

In January, the company sent written notifications to affected union-represented employees. Severance terms include severance pay, outplacement and training through Gateway Community and Technical College or Cincinnati State Technical and Community State.

The company sent written notifications to affected non-union employees in April.

Affected employees will not have any right to bump or displace other employees working for the company.

The shutdown of the facility is expected to be permanent, as the Enquirer shifts its printing to Columbus.

The employees were originally expected to be terminated in October, but issues at the Columbus facility mean those workers won't be laid off until 2013.

The Enquirer is moving to a tablet-style format once the Columbus facility is ready to start printing that way.

According to an article on the website, the Enquirer is moving to a content subscription model on October 1.

Non-subscribers will have access to 20 articles a month online.

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