The layoffs will result in “scores of pink slips” in marketing, promotions and PR, sources told the New York Post.
There are 150 employees in the marketing division, plus an unspecified number of PR employees. The NYP said that about two percent of the entertainment division as a whole are getting the ax, so if the cuts are distributed evenly, there won’t be really “scores” to worry about in each department–though the cumulative effect is sure to be chilling.
These cuts are separate from the marketing department reorganization that is ongoing, in which 10 employees lost their jobs, including Jim Vescera, who had been with the company for 26 years.
Meanwhile, the Post said, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has asked NBC News and CNBC to find $10 million in savings.