Regional publisher Johnston Press has extended the deadline for staff to apply for its voluntary redundancy programme.
The group announced last month that it was offering its employees an enhanced voluntary redundancy package in a bid to further reduce costs.
The deadline for staff to apply for redundancy was initially last Friday but has now been extended for a further week, which a company spokeswoman said was because of the October half-term.
It is not yet know how many people have taken up the offer but the National Union of Journalists has raised concerns about the potential scale of the redundancies.
Paul Holleran, Scottish organiser at the NUJ, said Johnston Press and the union had agreed a consultation process about the redundancies across the group and the impact it would have.
He said: “The union has highlighted the concern over the workload for the people who remain.
“The company has given a commitment that this will be one of their priorities. They are looking at what the impact is going to be.”
A Johnston Press spokeswoman said once applications had been received, each one would have to be looked at and a decision made.
When the voluntary redundancy programme was announced, chief executive Ashley Highfield said there was a need for further “rescaling” to ensure financial targets were met.
Company results published in March showed that Johnston Press reduced staff numbers by 23pc during 2012, with 1,300 jobs going.
The cutbacks achieved savings of £37.6m during the year, which helped the company to reduce its net debt from £351m to £319m.