Jobs will be found for majority of News of the World staff

News International moves to allay fears that 200 News of the World staff will be unemployed.

News International has today announced that the "vast majority" of the 200-odd staff who worked on the News of the World will be found other jobs within News International.

The majority of those affected by the closure of the NoW are journalists. They are currently on three months gardening leave.

Today's announcement will deflect criticisms from those who said that 200 jobs had been sacrificed to safeguard the position of chief executive Rebekah Wade and help push through News Corp's bid to acquire BSkyb.

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