St. Louis Patch Sites Could Fold As AOL Shutters Sites, Cuts Employees

AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The 24 Patch.com websites in the St. Louis area could be in jeopardy after AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong announced a major reduction in the hyperlocal news service’s operations staff nationwide.

About 500 employees are expected to be cut across the country as 300 of Patch’s 900 sites will be sold or closed, Armstrong has said. Details of the layoffs are expected to be announced today. In St. Louis, where about 15 people work for Patch, AOL recently decided to forgo hiring for two open positions.

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