The Walt Disney Co. has reportedly begun laying off personnel overseas as it continues to eliminate jobs at home, with an additional 2,500 U.S. workers receiving pink slips this week.
Disney began notifying around 100 overseas workers this week that their jobs are at risk of elimination, according to a Deadline report. The staff are based in London and across the EMEA region — or Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The number of impacted workers is expected to be proportionate to the number of U.S. layoffs.
Disney Begins Round Of Layoffs Outside The U.S. https://t.co/bRh6UN1drm pic.twitter.com/DAWAIkDsjW
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CEO Bob Iger instituted a brutal round of mass layoffs earlier this year that will see a total of 7,000 Disney workers lose their jobs. The layoffs come as Disney is experiencing a profitability crisis brought on by a weak…