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Disney to lay off 65

Sunday job cuts completes round announced in June

August 12, 2011|By Mark Kellam
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Completing a round of job cuts that was announced in June, the Walt Disney Co. will lay off 65 employees Sunday, most of them from the company’s headquarters in Burbank.

Although it was reported 200 Disney jobs would be eliminated in June, not all of the cuts were made at that time, according to a company source. However, the workers who would be laid off were told in June their jobs would be eliminated in the future, the source added.

“The timing was different for everybody in terms of when they left the company,” the source said, who asked to be anonymous because he was not authorized to speak. The latest round were not new layoffs, the source added.

The 65 layoffs were reported on the Employment Development Department website this week, which is required anytime a company eliminates 50 or more positions.

Disney had two other sets of layoffs earlier this year. In May, 103 positions were eliminated at the Disney Interactive Media Group in North Hollywood. In March, Disney Interactive Studios in Glendale cut 54 jobs.

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