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KESQ Owner: Preventative Measures Taken To Prevent Job Losses

These are tough times for every business, including the television business.

Late last year, as the economy worsened, our company eliminated several jobs.

Tuesday, the News-Press & Gazette Company, which owns KESQ-TV, KDFX-TV, KCWQ-TV AND KUNA-TV, announced a series of actions to prevent more job losses.

The actions include wage and hiring freezes and unpaid furloughs.

The furloughs are mandatory for some of our employees and optional for others.

“We are not immune to what is happening in the economy,” said Bob Allen, Executive Vice-President and General Manager. “The recession has caused many businesses to cut back on advertising, which has reduced revenues for our television stations.”

These temporary changes will not affect our ability to bring you the best coverage of news, weather and sports in the Coachella Valley.

KESQ News Team

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