Over the last year, ESPN has already been through two rounds of layoffs due to people tuning the network out over their far left politics. Now another round of layoffs is coming.
Sports Illustrated reports:
More Significant Layoffs Are Coming to ESPN
ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated. The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on the plans, will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers. The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard—including on-air people—given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN.
The network declined comment to SI on Thursday afternoon.
Though hiring has continued and the network remains one of the great destinations for jobs in sports media, ESPN has experienced significant layoffs over the last two years. In Oct. 2015 the company laid off roughly 300 employees, about 4-5% of its workforce—a particularly brutal act of gutting given the long tenures of many of those who were cut. Many of those employees helped build the foundation of ESPN and had given their professional life to the company.
This problem could be easily solved if they would just drop the far left antics. What will it take for them to learn the lesson here?