A number of Global News staff were issued layoff notices on July 23.
In a memo to staff, Troy Reeb, executive vice president broadcast networks at Corus Entertainment, said that “While impacts will be felt in several locations, today’s most significant changes will take place at network digital operations in Toronto, which will include Globalnews.ca no longer supporting lifestyle, entertainment & social media teams.”
As of July 25, 15 workers had posted news of their own departures to social media. The parent company has yet to provide a total number of layoffs. This entry will be updated with that total once verified.
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