CT Public Announces Layoffs


Citing increased expenses and “inflationary pressures” affecting many public media stations, CT Public(WNPR, CPTV and associated platforms) announced Friday that it is laying off four full time employees and several temporary employees.

In a statement issued to The Laurel, CT Public said the layoffs represent 4% of the company’s workforce.


Full Statement from Connecticut Public

June 28, 2024

Connecticut Public’s mission today has never been more important: to inform, educate and inspire the people of Connecticut.

As Connecticut Public looks to the next fiscal year, the organization has made strategic decisions to help ensure that it can deliver on that mission sustainably into the future. This includes the difficult decision to reduce 4% of Connecticut Public’s workforce – which represents four full-time employees – and several temporary employees, in addition to other cost reductions.

Connecticut Public has taken a hard look at the changing media landscape, as well as organizational expenses that have grown at rates that have exceeded revenues for the last few years. Some expense increases are the result of deliberate investments, while others are due to inflationary pressures affecting many businesses, including many fellow public media stations.

“These decisions are never easy and only come after taking many other steps to stabilize finances. We are grateful for the vast contributions that our colleagues have made to Connecticut Public and the positive impacts they have had on the communities we serve,” said Mark G. Contreras, President and CEO of Connecticut Public.

Connecticut Public continues to prioritize its audience and focus on expanding its impact across the state.

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