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Disney Interactive Hit With Layoffs

More than 50 employees at Disney Interactive lost their jobs this week.

In what is being termed a restructuring within the online unit of the organization, more than 50 employees at Disney Interactive lost their jobs this week.

According to a report by Deadline.com, approximately three percent of the online unit of about 2,000 people were affected.

Notification was given to employees Wednesday. The layoffs are occurring within the online unit at Disney Interactive only; there were no cuts at the organization’s Games group, which develops video games like the Disney Epic Mickey franchise.

The online unit handles company properties like Disney.com; as well as Moms and Family properties like the recently acquired Babble, which Disney bought last November; and Spoonful.com, among others.

Deadline reports that Wednesday’s action was a necessary restructuring as part of the division’s plans to remain competitive.

This is the second such round of layoffs at Disney Interactive in less than two years. In January 2011, the division laid off about 200 employees in what was then called a reorganization.

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