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Thursday, May 28, 2009

100 persons laid off at ESPN

100 Connecticut employees have been notified of termination by ESPN.
  • Newsday from AP: "The layoffs are part of a plan announced by ESPN Chief Executive George Bodenheimer in January, when he told employees the sports television giant would be reviewing its entire operation and also would leave about 200 vacant jobs unfilled.
  • Company spokesman Josh Krulewitz says ESPN plans to replace the jobs that have been cut with others that "more effectively grow our company, and our head count number, ultimately, will remain consistent with current levels."
ESPN, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co., employs about 5,400 people worldwide, including about

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