ESPN announces layoffs of approximately 150 employees

ESPN has endured rough times in recent months, batting through several rounds of layoffs in the process. The World Wide Leader announced another round of layoffs on Wednesday morning.

This most recent round of layoffs, announced by ESPN president John Skipper, includes 150 staffers but zero on air talent, according to a report from Yahoo! Finance.

Skipper also sent a memo to all ESPN employees Wednesday morning. The memo is below:

“Today we are informing approximately 150 people at ESPN that their jobs are being eliminated.

We appreciate their contributions, and will assist them as much as possible in this difficult moment with severance, a 2017 bonus, the continuation of health benefits and outplacement services. They will also appreciate your support.

The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content, and technology and they generally reflect decisions to do less in certain instances and re-direct resources.

We will continue to invest in ways which will best position us to serve the modern sports fan and support the success of our business.”

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