Saturday, June 13, 2015
Disney/ABC TV Group Cancels Layoff Plans
But, according to computerworld.com, on Thursday, the Disney ABC TV Media Technology & Strategy development team told the developers that their layoffs were being rescinded.
Kevin Brockman, the Disney ABC spokesman, said that in the course of making a technology upgrade, "we look at a myriad of options to achieve our goals. We're clearly on an alternative path to achieve our goals that we think is better suited to our business."
The reasons behind Disney's change of heart are unclear. One affected Disney ABC IT employee speculated that the decision is linked to the uproar over the outsourcing at another division, Parks and Resorts, which runs the theme parks.\
The workers are skeptical about Disney's decision to rescind the layoffs. They don't know if the contractor has been called off, or if there has been a change in the future direction of the IT operations. Disney may be simply waiting until the heat dies down, said one worker who didn't want to be named.
Disney would not comment on the contractor’s status.
Posted 6:24:00 AM