TAMPA — Tampa Media Group, the former owners of the Tampa Tribune and its affiliates, has filed a notice with the state of Florida announcing it is laying off 300 Tribune employees, according to public records.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice was made public on a state website Tuesday. The notice was filed Friday. The job losses will occur July 3, the notice states.
The WARN Act requires employers of a certain size to give notice to the state for mass layoffs. The Tampa Bay Times, which purchased Tampa Media Group last week, is offering jobs to some Tribune staffers but acknowledged at least 100 of those were in jobs duplicated by the Times and would not be offered positions. Tribune documents show the company had about 265 full-time workers and additional part-time staffers.
A company spokesman said Tuesday that the hiring process was still ongoing.