Press & Sun-Bulletin Can’t Find Enough People to Deliver Newspaper
Gannett newspapers in Binghamton and around the country are having difficulty recruiting people to delivery their print editions.
The Press & Sun-Bulletin is apologizing to subscribers who haven't been receiving their newspaper in recent days.
In an online notice, the newspaper reported Gannett is "struggling to find enough delivery drivers to get newspapers delivered on time."
The advisory indicated about 10 percent of the company's routes are open. It indicated the Press & Sun-Bulletin is continuing "to aggressively recruit for delivery contractors."
Some other Gannett sites outside Binghamton are offering significant incentives for people who are willing to delivery newspapers during the early morning hours.
A Gannett paper in Wilmington is "offering a signing bonus of up to $2,250." The Press & Sun-Bulletin did not indicate it is prepared to pay any bonuses to drivers.
It's not known how many home delivery customers are not receiving their papers each morning.
Messages left at the newspaper's Town of Union office and at Gannett's corporate headquarters were not returned.
The Press & Sun-Bulletin is printed in the town of Greece, northwest of Rochester. The newspapers then are trucked to Binghamton for distribution in Broome and Tioga counties.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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