In November, Forbes called ESPN the world's most valuable media property. Earlier this month, the stock of ESPN's corporate parent Walt Disney Co. hit a record high. And on Tuesday, ESPN slashed its workforce.
Sources told Deadspin that ESPN was laying off staff "in the hundreds." ESPN refused to confirm any... Read More »
Are you happy at work? More to the point, how would you feel if your employer required you to be happy -- or at least act happy at work? Such is the case at Pret A Manger, the fast-growing food chain, according a recent essay in the London Review of Books. It discussed a genuinely creepy set of employee rules... Read More »
By Ronald Grover
Walt Disney Co, which reported record earnings in November, started an internal cost-cutting review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.
Disney, whose empire spans TV, film, merchandise and theme... Read More »
The Motion Picture Association of America, which represents the six big Hollywood studios, has been waging a decade-long war against the miscreants and thieves who illegally download movies and TV shows. But according to an analysis by the blog TorrentFreak, the Hollywood heavyweights should look inside the... Read More »
By Julhas Alam
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- As 112 of her co-workers died in a garment-factory fire, Dipa Akter got out by jumping from the third floor through a hole made by breaking apart an exhaust fan. Her left leg is wrapped in bandages and she has trouble walking.
Now she wants back in.
"If the factory... Read More »
By Julhas Alam
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Amid the ash, broken glass and melted sewing machines at what is left of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, there are piles of blue, red and off-white children's shorts bearing Walmart's Faded Glory brand. Shorts from hip-hop star Sean Combs' ENYCE label lay on the floor... Read More »
By Emily Eldridge
Today's economic climate is challenging for any corporation. One industry seems particularly lost -- film. Unfathomable budgets have led to major losses and far fewer successful franchises. Home entertainment distribution virtually imploded with on-demand, Redbox and iTunes. 3D is being... Read More »
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- It seems like a dream as flighty as Tinkerbell and as quirky as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Yet a Southern California couple have passed the halfway mark in their quest to visit Disneyland in Orange County every day this year. Read More »
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz, The Motley Fool
Disney (DIS) is loosening up its strict dress code for theme park employees.
Starting a week from Friday, Disney will allow its hires to sport beards and goatees. Read More »
A woman's body has been found in the parking lot of Disney World, according to local Orlando media reports.
The death first became known after a Disney World security guard called 911 Tuesday morning at 1 a.m., according to Central Florida News 13. A Disney source also told News 13 that the woman was a... Read More »
You might think companies that are the most popular to work for, like Google, Amazon, Apple and Disney, would put job seekers through the most rigorous interview process, but not so, according to recently released research. It's the lower-profile, highly specialized niche firms that are the most difficult to... Read More »
Despite the international success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides," at least 200 employees will soon be exiting through the gift shop, as Disney's belt-tightening requires the Magic Kingdom to further reduce its population. Read More »