You know the recession is getting really bad when Sesame Street's producer has to have a lay off. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, has decided to downsize 20% of their workforce. If you think finding a job is difficult in your profession, you should try it when your previous experience is as a costumed character.
Recession hits Sesame Street: Sesame Workshop announces layoffs
NEW YORK -- The crisis on Wall Street is plaguing Sesame Street.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn.
The New York-based company said Wednesday that it's eliminating 67 of 355 staff positions.
Declaring it is "not immune to the unprecedented challenges of today's economic environment," the company pronounced a need "to operate with fewer resources in order to achieve our strategic priorities." (excerpt) read more at dailyhearald.com