Orange County Register

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Orange County Register Publisher Richard Mirman said in a memo to employees that layoffs at the Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise are part of an attempt “to ‘right size’ the business back to appropriate levels.”

Freedom Communications lays off 100 employees
By Tiffany Hsu contact the reporter

Freedom Communications, the parent company of the Orange County Register and the Riverside Press-Enterprise, is laying off about 100 non-newsroom employees Wednesday.

Former casino executive Richard Mirman, who became the Register’s publisher in October, sent a memo to employees Wednesday morning explaining that the cuts are part of an attempt “to ‘right size’ the business back to appropriate levels.”

The business remains unprofitable, he said. Co-owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz, whose 2100 Trust bought Freedom out of bankruptcy in 2012, also plan to kill off money-losing publications such as OC Register Magazine.

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