The Telegram & Gazette will be printed at The Boston Globe’s Dorchester plant six days a week, the Worcester newspaper said yesterday, and 64 jobs will be eliminated at the T&G’s Millbury plant.
The newspaper’s Monday through Friday editions and the Sunday Telegram will be printed at the Globe. The T&G’s commercial printing operations will continue in Millbury, and the Saturday edition of the newspaper will be printed there.
Both the Telegram & Gazette and the Globe are owned by The New York Times Co.
The change was prompted by a need to gain efficiencies, a T&G spokeswoman said.
Shifting most of the printing operations to Boston will result in 48 full-time workers being laid off among the 64.
The full-time employees will receive a severance package, the company said.
Such streamlining moves are becoming more common as the newspaper industry struggles with the migration of readers and advertising dollars to the Internet.
Earlier this month, the Globe and the Boston Herald announced that beginning on Jan. 23, the Globe will print and deliver the Herald as the tabloid seeks to cut costs and prepares to move from its longtime headquarters in the South End to the Seaport District. As a result, the Herald is cutting the jobs of 53 truck drivers and other delivery personnel through layoffs and buyouts.