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BREAKING: ESPN Plans To Lay Off As Many As 40-60 More Employees
Six months after one brutal round of layoffs at ESPN, the company is bracing for yet another wave of cuts in Bristol.
The Worldwide leader is experiencing lows across the board and trying their best to trim off the fat to keep the ship from sinking completely.
According to Sporting News:
“Staffers at the Worldwide Leader in Sports are bracing for another possible round of layoffs late this year, multiple sources tell Sporting News.
The next round of cutbacks could come down in late November or early December, with 40-60 positions potentially being impacted, according to sources. The layoffs could hit both on-air TV/radio talent and behind-the-scenes production staffers.
“This time it won’t matter if you’re ‘liked’ or not. It’s not going to be pretty,” one source warned.
Another source expects the flagship “SportsCenter” franchise to lose people in front of and behind the camera. “I see (ESPN) going down a path where they have less staff — and hire more production companies to provide programs and fill air time.”
Earlier this year, we saw big names such as Ed Werder, Marc Stein, John Clayton, Jerome Bettis, Sara Walsh, Adam Caplan, Andrew Brandt, and Britt McHenry receive their pink slip from ESPN.