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Pandemic Expedites ESPN Employee Purge, Hundreds Laid Off – NPR

ESPN informs employees that 300 individuals will be let go and another 200 positions will remain unfilled, shedding 10% of its workforce.



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Sports monolith ESPN informed employees that pandemic-related layoffs are coming Thursday morning. In a company memo obtained by NPR, Jimmy Pitaro, chairman, ESPN and sports content, revealed that 300 people will be laid off. Additionally, 200 open positions will be eliminated, totaling a 10% workforce reduction worldwide.
“Prior to the pandemic, we had been deeply engaged in strategizing how best to position ESPN for future success amidst tremendous disruption in how fans consume sports,” Pitaro…

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