Aw. What a shame.
A sporadic series of job cuts NBCUniversal has been making since August will amount to 500 positions, or 1.5% of the workforce, by year’s end.
A source at the conglom confirmed the number circulating in published reports but characterized the eliminations as “nips and cuts” aimed at reducing inefficiencies across many different divisions, as opposed to the broader layoffs that rocked NBCUniversal in the years before its acquisition by Comcast.
The bulk of the cuts have already been completed, but there are still more to come, though NBC Entertainment’s creative execs are expected to emerge unscathed.
Since the lefwingnuts have their panties in a wad over the impending layoffs and cutbacks at Papa Johns and Applebees, let’s see if they threaten NBC, as well.