Disney begins laying off 7,000 employees, CEO Bob Iger announces
Disney CEO Bob Iger on Monday said his company will begin laying off staff starting this week, the first of three rounds of expected cuts following his announcement in February that the company would axe 7,000 jobs.
The cuts to Disney’s global workforce are part of a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting initiative aimed at streamlining the company’s operations in a period of media industry turmoil.
In a memo to staff obtained by CNN, Iger said the layoffs would come in three waves. The first round will begin this week, and managers will...