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Arts & Entertainment

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Revolt Media Lays Off One-Third of Staff

Bad Boy founder Sean “Diddy” Combs and his television entity, Revolt Media, recently downsized in an effort to free up the budget for a broader range of short-form and long-form content encompassing lifestyle and culture, fashion, art, comedy and social justice. The company has reportedly fired 50 employees, or about one-third of its staff, according

David Siegel
Black Listed

Westgate Resorts CEO Threatens Mass Layoffs if Obama is Re-Elected

David Siegel, the billionaire founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, sent out an e-mail yesterday to more than 7,000 of his employees threatening their livelihood in the form of layoffs if they vote for President Barack Obama to have a second term. The man who took credit for putting George W. Bush in office is

Careers & Finance

[COOL JOB] Paperdoll Devotee Elaine Pedlar Goes From Layoff to Inspiration

Meet Elaine Pedlar, fashion designer by weekday, paper doll devotee by weekend. Pedlar took advantage of an unexpected layoff by combining her passion for drawing and fashion to open Dumbelle Dolls. Located in the heart of DUMBO Brooklyn, Dumbelle Dolls is home to three fashionista dolls Sunny, May and Katie—who Pedlar created in order to

Sesame Street
Arts & Entertainment

Layoffs at Sesame Street

The Sesame Workshop, which produces "Sesame Street," has laid off 12 people in the digital media department, a move a spokesperson called a "shift" in resources "to better align with our strategic priorities and new opportunities." In 2009, Sesame Workshop laid off 60 people as donations fell off and licensing revenue dropped thanks to the

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