According to the entertainment news outlet Deadline, Disney is beginning a worldwide round of layoffs that will impact, in addition to the thousands of employees being laid off in the United States, hundreds of employees in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
Deadline, reporting on those new layoffs, along with which employees appear to be safe from the latest round of cuts, said:
The layoffs impacting thousands of Disney staff in the U.S. have spread to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
While the exact number is unknown, Deadline understands that circa-100 staff were informed earlier this week that their jobs are at risk of redundancy and have begun consultations. The staff are based in London and across the EMEA region. We understand the figure potentially impacted is proportionate to the staff layoffs in the U.S.
Sources indicate those most at risk are mainly in the marketing and press departments, along with back office such as talent acquisition, engineering, and IT. The Disney+ commissioning and production team are understood to be safe from the cuts for the time being, and they are seen as an important plank in Disney’s future strategy.
Those layoffs in the EMEA region, in which Disney has a few thousand employees, come alongside much larger cuts to Disney’s workforce in America, Reporting on the layoffs in late March, The American Tribune said:
The failing woke disaster of Disney continued its downward spiral, delivering a notable round of layoffs as CEO Bog Iger makes good on his promises to slash 7,000 jobs – many of them in managerial and leadership roles – and save an estimated $5 billion in future costs.
Disney’s bottom line woes are being attributed to its overtly woke politics and productions. Last year, it took a stand against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ parental rights bill that banned teaching various topics to the state’s youngest students. DeSantis has since revoked their special tax standing and sovereignty.
Disney has also churned out one disgusting show after another, each of which has bombed at the box office or on its streaming platform. In 2022 alone, Disney lost hundreds of millions of dollars on Strange World, Lightyear, and Turning Red, and its Marvel and Disney units have gone woke beyond salvation, ruining some of the biggest IPs in modern history.
Deadline added that a new round of layoffs has begun at Disney, with a larger number of employees than expected laid off shortly after the largest wave of layoffs occurred in late April. In its words:
Rising from the earlier information, the cuts are estimated to affect more than 2,500 jobs across the board at the company, we’re now told. While Parks and Resorts remains mainly untouched, the employee pink-slipping this week isn’t aimed at any particular division.
[…]The second and largest wave, which brought the number of eliminated positions to 4,000, began April 24. The company had said that it expected a third round before the start of summer.
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